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interviewing an entry level candidate

 
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I am going to interview an entry level candidate.
What kind of questions should I ask?
He will be working in Java technology and the job doesn't need heavy coding.
Apart from technical question, what type of questions should I ask the candidate?
His job involves talking to to customer apart from little coding.

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Trupti
 
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By entry level do you mean a fresher or an experienced guy ?
 
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I think except the tecnology,some question you should ask:
communication skill,but this qeestion you can't ask directly,you maybe make a easy talk with him,and observer his communication skill.
teamwork,it's impormant too.
and the experience he has.
 
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Core java , basic debugging skills and good communication skills.
 
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You cannot always expect a non computer science fresher to know Core-Java. generally companies train them.
 
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As far as entry level jobs are concerned, its apt for an interviewer to dig something from the candidate's eductaional qualification. Basically, I'm mechanical engineer and at the time of my entry level interview I was grilled on few of the subjects that were undertaken at the graduation level. This way you can make out how confident is candidate with given amount of knowledge and what all new technologies he/she is aware of. Things can extrapolated on the basis of his skills at this time, means with the proper trng person can be groomed or not.

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Originally posted by Srikanth Basavaraju:
You cannot always expect a non computer science fresher to know Core-Java. generally companies train them.



Entry level != Fresh university graduate.
 
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Originally posted by Rahul Bhattacharjee:


Entry level != Fresh university graduate.



Entry Level

Usage: This year's college graduates have a limited choice of entry-level jobs.
[ July 24, 2007: Message edited by: Srikanth Basavaraju ]
 
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Thanks for the information Srikanth Basavaraju.I agree with you.

I (assume) worked in a company for two years in HTML and javascript for 2 years and then I get into a company in a entry level position of Java development.But I graduate 2.5 years before getting into the job as java programmer.But to confess most of the people were freshers or having less than 6 months of experience.

I have seen many people getting into SAP entry level ABAP programmer , but having 5 years of experience in Java.

So I took it like that.
I think we have helped Mr. Trupti Nigam enough.
 
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Thanks all for the valuable inputs.

The candidate graduated last year. He has worked on few student assistance project.

Doesn't have real industry experience.

May be asking basic questions is the Key.
 
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Originally posted by trupti nigam:
Thanks all for the valuable inputs.

The candidate graduated last year. He has worked on few student assistance project.

Doesn't have real industry experience.

May be asking basic questions is the Key.



Also what's his passion, that's whether he's looking for just some work or a good satisfying job.

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