How to Beat Your Fellow Engineers to the Best Jobs
I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with candidates looking at VC-backed startups, Medtronic, Bloomberg i.e. technology-driven companies) that interviewers make about engineering job candidates.
When you’ve spent a majority of your career in an engineering role, the good assumptions are:
• You are analytical.
• You enjoy making things.
• You are realistic.
• You are an effective problem-solver.
• You evaluate alternatives methodologically.
Alternatively, the not-so-good assumptions are:
• You are not a strong verbal communicator.
• You struggle operating in gray areas.
• You only think the technical interview questions matter (side note, prep for at least these 27 behavioral interview questions).
• You lack interests beyond technology.
• You rather be an independent contributor rather than work as part of a team.
Please hit that ‘forward e-mail’ icon and share this with your engineer friends.
Ask them if they ever lost a job offer because they missed the opportunity to proactively address any of these assumptions.
In the meantime, schedule time with me to transform your interview approach.
CEO / Founder of Career Outcomes Matter
Did I miss any engineering assumptions?