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What is the best behavioral interview question to ask a freelance dev?

Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:37 AM

What is the best behavioral interview question [situation action result ] to ask a to ask a software developer (automation) freelancer?

(e.g. Can you provide an example of a time when you had to push a complex stub of code in a very short amount of time?)
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Re: What is the best behavioral interview question to ask a freelance dev?

Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:44 AM

There could be several..

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Youíre in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise, itís crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it canít, not without your help. But youíre not helping. Why is that?

Itís your birthday. Someone gives you a calfskin wallet.

Youíve got a little boy. He shows you his butterfly collection plus the killing jar.

Youíre watching television. Suddenly you realize thereís a wasp crawling on your arm.


... then again what behaviors are looking to jive with your company? Which are you looking to avoid?

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It is O.K. to take advantage of a chump or a sucker.

I feel I do not have much to be proud of.

Every time I try to get ahead, something or someone else stops me.

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Re: What is the best behavioral interview question to ask a freelance dev?

Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:54 AM

As mentioned, what trait are you trying to get an eye on? There are a few behaviors, one question will not qualify one of those. Use a personality assessment. I have taken a few and didn't have faith in them, after I received the results, they were rather spot on for how I work and several other traits I acknowledge (both good and bad).
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Re: What is the best behavioral interview question to ask a freelance dev?

Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:55 AM

How would you move Mount Fuji, using only a wolf, a goat, a cabbage, a lizard, and a Spock, assuming that Spock is an imperfect logician and can solve the one about the dwarves with the different hats but had trouble with some of the trickier knights and knaves ones?
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Re: What is the best behavioral interview question to ask a freelance dev?

Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:00 AM

@jon - was this Mount Fiji during her prime with G.L.O.W., or later in life?

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Re: What is the best behavioral interview question to ask a freelance dev?

Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:16 AM

Modi, Modi. We want abstract, generalized solutions. Your answer should cover any Fuji-moving situation. Including relocation, emotional transport, etc.
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