Saturday, October 23, 2010

30 Technical Interview questions for IT Recruiters (Job Seeker )

If you are looking out for a job change below are the possible questions that you might face. If you have intended to steer your career in IT Technical recruitment, I suggest you to read this blog for your use. In the last couple of weeks , I had an opportunity to interview as many as 20 IT technical recruiters for my organization. I sit with a mindset to ask questions what they know rather than what I know. I start asking general questions and take them to the Technical part. First with what ever the candidates have mentioned in their profile. Once, I was surprised to see the list of Technical Jargons in the resume and it sounded me as if I am screening a Software Developer Resume. I called the candidate for a F2F meeting only to find that the he is a Technial Recruiter and he has worked in the mentioned skills to source profiles. Now this triggered lot of questions in my mind and I started asking him questions related to Technology. I did not go to the extent of asking him to code but the questions were very much related to use of Technology , where it fits in the software domain and what does it do ?  Thats all . But the Interviwee had a different meaning for his profession. He was very confident of his profession without knowing the use of the Technology Jargon or without knowing where does the software technology fits into in the whole life cycle of SDLC. Let me try to compile the questions that is of some common interests. Its just a knowledge sharing blog.
General Technical questions
Q1. What is an operating system ? Where is this used ? Name some operating systems that you have come across? 
Q2. What are the components of an OS ? Name at least 3 components
Q3 . What is GUI stands for ?
Q4. Do you understand the difference between Platform and Framework ? Is it different or same ?
Q5. Give me some examples of IT Software Products .
Q6. Do you understand the different between IT services and IT Product based companies ? Name few companies in these categories. 
Q7. Why Customers prefer to develop their applications using Java or Dot net frame work . Give your answers with Business / commercial perspective.
Q8. What do you understand by Embedded systems ? Do you use any of these in your day to day life.
Q9. Have you ever worked on Testing Requirement ? If yes, what are the types of Testing Tools that you know. 
Q10. Your thoughts on Data warehousing - what it is ? Name some tools associated with DW.
Q11. What does ERP stands for and what does it do in an Enterprise. 
Q12. What is Open Source Technology  ? Your understanding about this .
Q13. Do you understand Real Time Operating System ? Give Some examples. Which are all the companies in this domain?
Q14.What is 3 Tier architecture's concept? 
Q15. Your understanding about GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, VOIP, in Telecom domain ?
Q16. What is the expansion of SDLC ? 2 lines about SDLC
Q17. Do you understand the role of Business Analyst , Technical Architect, System Architect, Data Architect, Database Administrator, Product Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager in an IT company? 
Q18. If you have ever done SAP hiring, can you name the Modules that you have worked ? 
Q19. What is the expansion of ABAP , Where is this used ? 
Q20.What are the certification courses available in the field of Networking ? 
Q21. Are you aware of PMP ? Who is the certifying authority ? 
Q22. Is there any certifications for Product Managers ? 
Q23. What is the expansion of CRM? Give some examples of CRM Product .
Q24. What is SCM ? Example of SCM software 
Q25. Can you tell me recent Mergers and Acquisition that happened in IT industry ?
Q26. Do you have Linkedin contacts ? With how many are you connected ? 
Q27. Have you heard of the term Web 2.0 ? 
Q28. What is Cloud Computing ? Is it a Product or Service ? Who are all the major players ?
Q29. Have you heard of SOA and SOAP ? 
Q30. Name the Banking product developed by Infosys & I-flex respectively.

.................... More questions to come : )


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