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Telephone interview cheat sheet: Web developer

Originally Published:
Dec 2018

Phone interviews can save time and speed up the hiring process. This cheat sheet will make it easy to ask both general and job-specific questions, allowing you to compare candidates for the web developer position in a systematic way.

From the cheat sheet:

How do you do ensure that deadlines don’t slip when managing multiple initiatives?
The candidate described using Asana and previously, Basecamp, to keep colleagues and coworkers aligned and working efficiently. She conducts daily “scrum-like” meetings and regularly distributes status reports to stakeholders and managers to help ensure projects remain on track and prioritized.

Do you have any experience working within our specific industry?
The candidate has experience working within the fast food, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, health care, and communications sectors.

With which Web languages do you have the most expertise?
The candidate has earned Microsoft MCSA certification and has experience working with HTML 5 and CSS 3. The candidate said she’s also familiar with XML, JavaScript, ASP.NET, PHP, and Perl.

With which Web platforms are you experienced?
She’s previously worked with WordPress, Weebly, Wix, Joomla, and Drupal. She’s also used Go Daddy and Register.com extensively to reserve domains, coordinate SSL certificates, and administer DNS settings.

Do you have experience working within other development environments, such as DevOps, Kanban, or Waterfall?
The candidate does not have experience working in other environments. But she expressed an eager willingness to adopt more formal methodology.

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