Engineering Managers: Tough Interview Questions & How to Prep

Engineering Managers: Tough Interview Questions & How to Prep

Typical Interview Questions for Engineering Managers. After looping through endless interviews for engineering manager roles, Vidal Graupera overviewed the gamut of questions he’d faced in this article https://www.managersclub.com/popular-interview-questions-for-engineering-managers/

In this interactive workshop, Vidal will share the questions - and his own real-life experience answering them - and interviewing for engineering manager roles.

You’ll come away from the workshop
• having discussed popular real-life interview questions asked when interviewing for an Engineering Manager position
• having looked at examples of good answers and not so good answers
• having, in small groups, worked through answers to the questions and shared experiences when interviewing for this role

Participants will leave better prepared for their next job interview.

Or if you are hiring an engineering manager, you’ll come away with ideas as to what you might ask a candidate yourself.

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Vidal Graupera

April 16, 2020
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  1. Engineering Managers: Tough Interview Questions & How to Prep SVELC

    Academy, April 16, 2020 Vidal Graupera — @vgraupera
  2. Outline • Real-life interview questions asked when interviewing for an

    Engineering Manager position with examples of good answers and not so good answers • Small group breakouts — 2 x 8 min each. Working through answers to the questions and shared experiences when interviewing for this role • Sharing and closing — 10-15 min or time remaining
  3. Intro Engineering Manager at LinkedIn. Previous at Uber, Autodesk and

    WalmartLabs Host https://www.managersclub.com Wrote a book on this topic, available at Amazon (and Gumroad)
  4. Answering Management Questions • Think. Why are they really asking

    this question? • Always be selling • Accomplishments and impact over details • Behavioral questions • STAR method (Situation, Task, Action & Result) • Disney version, simplify • What to say when you don’t have a story
  5. Tell me about yourself.

  6. Why are you interested in this opportunity? Photo by Luke

    Stackpoole on Unsplash
  7. What are you not good at? Photo by Anthony Tran

    on Unsplash
  8. What is your management style? Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on

    Unsplash
  9. Tell me something that is not on your resume. Photo

    by Casey Horner on Unsplash
  10. How do you manage multiple requests for your team? How

    do you deal with competing priorities?
  11. How have you managed low performers?

  12. How have you managed high performers? Photo by Charles Deluvio

    on Unsplash
  13. Do you have any questions for me?

  14. Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash

  15. Conclusion & Sharing

  16. Contact Info Email: vgraupera@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vidalgraupera/ Website: https://managersclub.com ManagersClub LinkedIn

    Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13846374/ Twitter: @vgraupera Slides at: https://www.managersclub.com/talks/ and https://speakerdeck.com/vgraupera
  17. Photo by Evan Dennis on Unsplash