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How to Interview your Future Manager

Posted by Jennifer Tu on Feb 14, 2019 12:58:38 PM

We often get the chance to interview our future manager, but usually it’s while being evaluated for a new job. What do you do when you find yourself getting to interview your current manager’s replacement?

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Topics: cohere, interviewer, interview tips

Embracing Uncomfortable Refactoring

Posted by Betsy Haibel on Feb 14, 2019 12:57:27 PM

Sometimes refactoring is fun. Sometimes refactoring feels therapeutic.

Usually, those kinds of refactoring are the kinds we don’t need.

We know it: we always have that faint feeling that we’re having just a little too much fun to justify our salary. Or that self-righteous joy when we rip out all of someone else’s opinions about code style and replace them with something that is the same, but ours.

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Topics: cohere, refactoring

Tell me about a time when...

Posted by Jennifer Tu on Feb 14, 2019 12:55:48 PM

Here’s a question I got recently: “Doesn’t it work to ask a candidate what they would do? couldn’t I present a situation to them and ask what they would do?”

My first impulse was to jump into an answer about behavioral interviewing, and explain how idealized situations invite idealized answers where the candidate talks about how their ideal self would respond to the ideal scenario. I wanted to share how digging into specific behavioral situations lets you see how a candidate has responded in the past, so you can see how they’ll likely behave in the future.

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Twenty Minutes

Posted by Jennifer Tu on Feb 14, 2019 12:55:09 PM

Recently I was chatting with a friend, and the topic turned to my upcoming workshop on Interviewer Skills at RailsConf. My friend’s not in software, but is in a technical field: she’s an engineer! a real engineer! as in buildings and bridges and structures!

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Return from RailsConf + Interviewer Skills Part 0/??: Intro

Posted by Jennifer Tu on Feb 14, 2019 12:54:17 PM

We’re back from speaking at RailsConf, and what an incredible experience! The conference organizers did a fantastic job at running a smooth event despite never-relenting weather challenges. We were constantly learning from our fellow speakers, and I may forever be in awe of Sarah Mei’s ability to deliver a keynote with 15 minutes’ warning. We’re so glad we got to meet and reconnect with everyone.

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Topics: cohere, interviewer, interview tips

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