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27 Questions and Answers by Ryan Brunner

Published February 18th, 2020 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
Question 1 of 27
What SDLC models are you familiar in working with?
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How to Answer
As a software engineer, you are very familiar with the software development life cycle. For this question, your interviewer is looking to hear what models you have worked on in the past. While there isn't necessarily a right or wrong answer to this question, try to show your flexibility to working with different SDLC models by bringing up your past experiences. Then, show you have knowledge of different models like the waterfall model or agile model. It is also a good idea to use this question as an opportunity for you to learn more about KingsIsle Entertainment by asking your interviewer which model they work off of.

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Question 2 of 27
In SQL, how do you explain the differences between clustered and non-clustered indexes? Can you name a time that you used each?
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KingsIsle Entertainment uses indexes to improve query performances within their software and for this question, your interviewer is looking to hear that you have a basic understanding of both clustered and non-clustered indexes. Explain the differences between the two types of indexes and be sure you can either speak to relevant times that you've used each or when would be the appropriate application to use each.

Question 3 of 27
Talk about a time when things didn't go as planned on the job. What was the situation and what allowed your to persevere in that situation?
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As a professional in the tech industry, you have likely had a project that failed, a promotion that passed you over or a meltdown occur at some point in time. Realizing that your interviewer fully understands and expects that failure happens, talk openly and honestly about a situation where you experienced failure or failed plans. Most importantly in your answer, focus on how you overcame the particular situation and discuss lessons that you learned moving forward that you can bring to this role at KingsIsle Entertainment.

Question 4 of 27
Would you say that you are a goal oriented on the job? What would I be able to do as your manager to help you achieve your goals if hired here at KingsIsle Entertainment?
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At the heart of this question lies your interviewers desire to see what motivates you as a potential employee at KingsIsle Entertainment. Make it clear to your interviewer that you certainly are motivated by on the job goals and do this by using an example of a time where you were motivated by and achieved a goal. Then, think deeply about the type of manager that you like to work for in terms of goal setting and helping our achieve your goals. Let your interviewer know what type of management styles you appreciate the most while being open to any style.

Question 5 of 27
As you reflect back on your career to this point in your search for a new position, what would you say is your ideal work environment or culture?
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While using this question as a key indicator on how you'll fit with the team and the organization at KingsIsle Entertainment, it will be very important for you to research as much as you can on the work environment at KingsIsle Entertainment so you can match your priorities to that environment. If you have the opportunity to speak with an employee at KingsIsle Entertainment prior to your interview, that can shed valuable information. In the end, the culture and value of an organization are often a key indicator of long-term success in a job, so make sure that you reflect your values into what the company values.

Question 6 of 27
If you were confronted with a time where you wouldn't be able to meet a deadline here at KingsIsle Entertainment, what steps would you take when you made that realization?
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At some point in any person's career, the inevitable happens and an important deadline needs to be missed. With your interviewer fully understanding this fact, they are solely interested in how you react to this situation and what you do to make the situation right. In your answer, focus on the refocused planning and communication needed while also avoiding blaming others for the situation. Your interviewer holds accountability as a desirable virtue, so be sure to take accountability for actions in your response.

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Writers for KingsIsle Entertainment, 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.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
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: 02/18/2020

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