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Jo Joy
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What would be the first few technical questions you would ask if you in are interview panel of a Java interview for a Software Services company.


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Henry Wong
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Won't it depend on (1) what the candidate is interviewing for? and (2) what exactly is in the candidate's CV?


BTW, moving this to the job discussions forum.

Henry


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Kj Reddy
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Depends on factors like: for what position, how much experience,how many interviews he had before and feed back from previous interviews and the resume (CV)
Jo Joy
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Kj Reddy wrote:Depends on factors like: for what position, how much experience,how many interviews he had before and feed back from previous interviews and the resume (CV)


Lets say it is pure core Java, 4 yrs exp and the first interview in your company.
satya ganesh
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I will just make the canditate feel comfortable initially, by having a general discussion like -
Tell about yourself (technical introduction, about the company,)
About the project
About the domain

Then i will try to get into some real java stuff..
Kj Reddy
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Jo Joy wrote:Lets say it is pure core Java, 4 yrs exp and the first interview in your company.


I will look into the CV and try to understand what the person knows and does not know. Try to understand the current role of the person that he playing in his current assignment. Basically there are no fixed questions. But some times may be we can start with simple questions like questions on OOPS concepts and move on to other areas. Also it depends on responses from the opposite person like my second question will depend on the response to my first question.
arulk pillai
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It depend on the role like junior, senior, team lead, etc.

In general, cover areas like

-- OO Concepts
-- Language Fundamentals
-- Concurrency Management, Transaction Management,
-- Development Process
-- Best Practices
-- Code Quality

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salvin francis
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1. Are all method calls made in java : call by value or call by reference
Can be used to judge his command over the language (Please do not expect a 100% right answer, rather try to understand the persons approach)


2. Code a program to .....
Good, now change it to do .....

Tests a person's ability write reusable code / make modifications in code.


come on guys, join the band wagon......


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salvin francis
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ahem, for those in doubt, its always call by value
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Smells like a grimy, novice technical recruiter to me.... no free lunch!
salvin francis
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James Clark wrote:Smells like a grimy, novice technical recruiter to me.... no free lunch!


Salvin ?
Sandeep Awasthi
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Jo Joy wrote:What would be the first few technical questions you would ask if you in are interview panel of a Java interview for a Software Services company.

Why specific to software services company?
Anyway it depends the role you are interviewing for and candidate's CV.


Sandeep
Vinay Singh
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In System.out.println What is system , what is out and what is println


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Henry Wong
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Vinay Singh wrote:In System.out.println What is system , what is out and what is println


I don't know if I would agree with this. I would prefer to get the candidate comfortable with "do you have any questions about the company?", or higher level questions (which doesn't have a wrong answer) like, "tell me a bit about [the candidate's] university, engineering course?".

Henry
Jo Joy
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Henry Wong wrote:
Vinay Singh wrote:In System.out.println What is system , what is out and what is println


I don't know if I would agree with this. I would prefer to get the candidate comfortable with "do you have any questions about the company?", or higher level questions (which doesn't have a wrong answer) like, "tell me a bit about [the candidate's] university, engineering course?".

Henry


Very few seem to have seen the word TECHNICAL in my first post.
 
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