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27 Questions and Answers by Ryan Brunner

Published January 29th, 2020 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
Question 1 of 27
Do you have experience working with data in a cloud computing environment?
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How to Answer
Over recent years, more and more companies are converting to cloud based computing services because the conversion allows them to save money and have better auditing trails. As a prospective data engineer with FileMaker, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you are at least familiar with the concepts of working with cloud based data. Talk in details about the experiences you have while keeping your mind open to working with more in the future if hired with FileMaker.

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Question 2 of 27
In your experience in software testing, would you consider yourself proficient in both testing and debugging processes?
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As a reputable provider of software, FileMaker relies on their software testing engineers to both test and debug their products when necessary. Make your interviewer aware that you are knowledgeable on both processes by briefly explaining each process as you've worked on them in the past. Then, talk about your openness to working both testing and debugging processes if hired for this position.

Question 3 of 27
If hired here at FileMaker, what do you feel would be the biggest hurdle for you to overcome from the start?
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The key to answering this question with confidence starts with understanding that you are interviewing with FileMaker because your interviewer feels that you are a strong candidate for this position. What your interviewer is focusing on with this question is how they could be of most help to you if hired for the job. So, take the time prior to your interview to think about an aspect of the position that would be the most difficult for you to overcome to be up and running at full speed and then take time to explain how you would plan to overcome that hurdle if hired. This structured answer will tell your interviewer that you have put thought to your potential shortcoming with a plan of action.

Question 4 of 27
What experience do you have in the different types of software maintenance?
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As a reputable company, FileMaker takes their software maintenance processes seriously and your interviewer is looking to hear that you are familiar with the four different types of software maintenance. Talk to your interviewer about any work you have done in the past with corrective, adaptive, perfective and/or preventative software maintenance. Use specific examples and make sure that your interviewer walks away from your conversation knowing that you understand the importance of proper system maintenance.

Question 5 of 27
How would you handle a situation where a colleague was being very difficult to work with?
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In the team based atmosphere at FileMaker, departments with different skills and backgrounds can often see things from different points of view and these situations can cause some internal conflict between coworkers. With this question, your interviewer is looking to hear how you handle situations where you are working with someone that can be seen as difficult. To give them the sense that you are able to work through conflict in a professional and sensible manner, try to talk through how you handled a conflict at work previously in the past and highlight the interpersonal skills that you used to help make it a positive situation.

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Writers for FileMaker, Inc. Answers and Questions

Ryan Brunner
Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries. Ryan has a long track record of recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates at all levels of the organizations that he has recruited for. These include entry-level workers, professional workers, physicians and executive level leaders. Ryan has created and worked with many interviewing formats in the industries that he has recruited for and has reviewed resumes and cover letter's for all of the positions he has recruited for.
Marissa Letendre
Marissa Letendre is a seasoned HR professional, recruiter, and resume writer, with an extensive background in consulting for startups, small, and mid-sized businesses. As an expert in the HR/recruitment industry, she has contributed to Recruiter.com, The Undercover Recruiter, and other top industry publications. As someone who understands the industry from both sides: the company and the candidate, she is able to craft strategies which create mutual benefits and profitable results.
Published: 01/29/2020

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