Written on December 18th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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Unexpected issues arise often in the technology industry, and you must be able to quickly adapt. In your opinion, what makes you a great problem solver?
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Konstant Infosolutions wants to know that you have a systematic approach to problem-solving and that you do not panic when an unexpected issue arises. Consider the skills and qualities that help you successfully face and solve problems. Perhaps you have a keen eye for detail. Maybe you can see opportunity when others can only focus on the issue. Share your strengths as a problem solver, and your ability to come up with innovative solutions.
Strong problem solvers are:
- Systematic thinkers
- Open minded
- Okay with being wrong sometimes
- Always researching and exploring
- Able to identify the core problem
- Able to reverse engineer a challenge to avoid future issues
- Able to come up with multiple avenues that work well for all stakeholders
- Are do-ers and not worriers
"I consider myself a great problem solver and believe my skills are in my emotional intelligence, as well as the depth of my technical knowledge. I can be really in tune with the tone of the group I am working with, and how to best tap into their strengths to overcome a complicated situation. By being keenly aware of who can quickly fix what, I'm able to avoid a project landmine quickly."
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"I have been told that I am an excellent problem solver and I believe this is because I have an excellent technical and engineering mind. I can take the issue, work backward to solve it, and then use that resolution as a basis for avoiding similar circumstances in the future. I am also a big-picture thinker which allows me to come up with various resolutions per problem."
This question is out of interest, but also to see if your 'likes' are similar to those who work at Konstant Infosolutions. The hiring authority also wants to know that you keep up to date on the software and tech industry by utilizing reputable sources. Discuss the blogs you subscribe to, or the websites you have bookmarked, or even the industry related podcasts to which you subscribe.
"TechCrunch and DigitalTrends are my two go-to resources. In addition to subscribing to these two blogs, I also belong to a couple of software and technology groups on LinkedIn. These groups offer insightful conversations while allowing me to network with those in my area with similar interests."
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"I always have my eyes out for new resources and would love it if you have some suggestions. Currently, I subscribe to Wired and Mashable, but I also round out those resources with Harvard Business and other business based resources. I like to keep my information reputable and well-rounded."
Why is proper user on-boarding so crucial to the success of a mobile app?
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Onboarding is the series of screens that a user will see once they download an app. The purpose of these screens is to show the new user the benefits and features of the app, walk the user through the full registration process and collect information so that the app can be personalized to the user. The interviewer would like to know that you understand the importance of taking proper onboarding action.
"Proper onboarding is very important because it will directly impact whether a user decides if your app is what they need and were expecting. By showing off the functions, benefits, and features, you are solidifying with the user that your app is valuable."
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"Successful first impressions are everything so, for that reason, every mobile app should have a solid onboarding series. I have worked on apps that onboard new users with a focus on features and benefits, while some apps are more focused on user personalization. A great onboarding experience will solidify ongoing user engagement."
Tell me about the most rewarding experience you have had, working in a team environment. What made it so rewarding?
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Most of the projects you will work on for Konstant Infosolutions will have a teamwork component. Whether you are collaborating with an analytics team, the IT department, or sales and product development, you will be required to have well-honed teamwork skills. The interviewer wants to hear that you enjoy, and feel accomplished through teamwork. Talk about a time when you felt fulfilled through a team setting or project collaboration.
An example may be a time when you worked on a team project in University, a recent data mine collaboration, or possibly the acquisition of a substantial new client. Discuss the results of the teamwork and how you attained a positive outcome as a group.
"The position I am currently in has been my first experience leading a team. We have knocked some seriously complicated projects out of the park, becoming the pacesetters for many technical product launches. It's been exciting to see everyone flourish and I am happy to see everyone succeed. It's encouraging and exhilarating."
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"The most rewarding teamwork experience that I have had was in my last year of university. We had a project due, in teams of 4, which accounted for quite a large part of our grade. I believe everyone pulled more than their weight because so much was at stake. Teamwork is very rewarding when everyone has something significant to win, or lose."
Konstant Infosolutions often introduces new tools. Have you ever helped to implement a new tool or program?
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Statistically speaking, employees resist change. The interviewer would like to know that you can embrace change, and take the initiative to help your coworkers welcome change as well. Show that you are happy being an engaged part of your company, and team; even when changes are present.
Perhaps a new company policy was coming into place, and you helped to make sure everyone had a full understanding of those policies. Maybe a new software was implemented, and you trained as an SME, ensuring everyone had a reliable resource when they needed assistance. In your example, be specific about what you did, and the impact your actions had - whether short or long term.
"Last month our company introduced a new data visualization program. I was already familiar with the program because I had used it in a previous role. I offered to do employee training on the program, and my boss agreed to it. I took a lunch hour to give my presentation and then offered myself as the subject matter expert, moving forward. The introduction went very well, and my boss was thankful for my help."
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"Last year, after becoming six sigma certified, I led the initiative to implement six sigma into our project management processes. I knew that it could be a useful tool for our team. Do you apply six sigma principles at Konstant Infosolutions?"
6. The app development industry is notorious for long hours and overtime. How do you feel about crunch time? Crunch time or 'crunching' is how the mobile app development world refers to overtime. It's no secret that, putting in extra shifts during tight deadlines is not uncommon. Some developers even claim to work 100+ hours per week as important deadlines approach. Discuss with the interviewer how far you are willing to go, for your team, while keeping a healthy balance. If you currently put in crunch time, you can mention how you deal with it in your present job. Here is an answer example: "I fully expect crunch time then and now, as important deadlines approach or unexpected issues arise. In my current job, I have worked up to 80 hours a week. Although rare, it is taxing but expected from time to time. I am willing to put in overtime within reason. Could you share with me the expectations at Konstant Infosolutions?" Here is an answer example: "Crunching is a necessary ask in this industry, and I fully expect to put in overtime hours for Konstant Infosolutions when deadlines approach, or as unexpected needs arise. Do you ask for overtime from your developers on a regular basis? I am happy to work as part of a team, in any capacity required of me."7. What types of software testing do you know? There are many forms of software testing. The interviewer is not asking you to name them all; however, they want to see that under pressure you can still name a few. Discuss in which you are most knowledgeable. Some types of software testing include:
- Integration testing
- Functional testing
- System testing
- Performance testing
- Smoke/Sanity testing
- Regression testing
- Alpha/Beta testing
- Acceptance testing
- Load testing
- White/Black box testing
- Stress testing
- Security testing
- Usability testing Here is an answer example: "There are over a dozen types of software testing; however, I am most experienced in alpha/beta testing, usability testing, and load testing. In my current role, I spend most of my time putting demands on our systems ensuring the ability to handle stress, endurance, volume, and scalability." Here is an answer example: "The bulk of my time is spent on security testing, ensuring our app accepts integrations to other apps such as Facebook and Twitter, safely. I also have a great deal of experience checking for security breaches that could allow for malware. There are a dozen other ways to test software such as A/B testing, stress testing, and usability. I have experience in many of these testing methods as well."8. What are the most common mistakes you see in mobile app development? Konstant Infosolutions seeks to hire only the best talent in mobile app development, and they want to see that you are aware of potential mishaps and that you take the necessary actions to avoid them. Some of the most common errors in mobile app development include:
- Lack of platform research, before beginning a project
- Approaching app monetization as an after-thought
- Forgetting about how to market the mobile app once it launches
- Beta-testing their own app, as opposing to hiring a third party
Assure the interviewer that you are aware of these common mistakes and that you know well enough to avoid them. If possible, give an example of a highly successful mobile app project you have recently completed. Here is an answer example: "In my four years in the mobile app industry, I would say the most common errors I see include developers beta-testing their own work, and forgetting about monetization and marketing until it's too late. I fully believe that marketing and monetization need to be approached and planned out before development even begins." Here is an answer example: "Having the right foundation is incredibly important before starting any mobile app development. One recurring error I see is developers choosing iOS over Android, or vice versa, out of complete bias versus genuine research. It's best to be critical of the platform options to support your app idea and then move forward with the project."9. How do you manage and coordinate the many tasks and deliverables associated with a project? The interviewer is asking this question to determine how the candidate approaches the delegation and assigning of project tasks and deliverables associated with a project. With any project, there is typically a significant number of tasks to be completed, many of which are dependent on one another. Since the project manager does not have the expertise or knowledge to complete these tasks, it is not their responsibility to do so, but rather it is their responsibility to analyze the skill sets, experience, and strengths of the individuals on the project team and assign tasks accordingly. If the project manager is not familiar with an individual on the project team, they can gather this information by either reviewing the team member's resume or CV or having a short conversation with the individual. The candidate can successfully answer this question by providing specific information on how they delegate tasks for a project, and a strong response would include an example of a candidate's professional experience of successfully managing project tasks. Here is an answer example: "I learned very quickly in my project management career how important it is to properly manage and delegate project tasks. If project tasks are not assigned to the appropriate team members, it can cause complete chaos in the project lifecycle, as most tasks are dependent upon the completion of previous project tasks and assignments. With this being said, after I receive a project and have worked with stakeholders to identify the tasks and timelines that will allow us to meet our deliverables, I carefully analyze the skill sets of each individual on the project team. However, before I blindly assign a task to an individual, I reach out to them individually to ensure they are comfortable with and have the skill set to complete the task. I find this the best approach for managing tasks, especially when it comes to assigning and delegating them because it allows me to assign team members tasks that fit their skill sets and workloads." Here is an answer example: "I have a great example of how I manage tasks associated with projects. I was recently assigned a large application development project from my PMO, and the project has multiple deliverables and the largest team I have ever worked with. Normally it is easy for me to assign tasks to project team members because I know a lot of the team members from working with them in the past; but since this team is so large and includes many vendors, I was not familiar with many of their skill sets, strengths, and experiences. Rather than just assigning tasks based on assumptions, I had each team member send me their CV so I could review it and learn more about their experience, and if I still had questions, I scheduled quick ten-minute meetings with them to understand where they fit on the project team. Because I took time to learn about each team member, I was able to use this information to assign project tasks to the person most qualified to work on them, and in return, the project has been progressing very smoothly."10. What is the difference between an outlined and a filled icon? What do you know about designing icons for a mobile app? Often called outlined versus filled, or hollow versus solid, a great mobile app designer will know that icon design is incredibly important. A well-designed icon will be highly recognizable to the mobile app user, allowing for quick taps and navigation to, and through, your app. Discuss with the interviewer what you may know about icon design. Although you may not have a design background, you have likely been involved in design discussions throughout your app development career. Here is an answer example: "There is a great debate between designers on whether icons are better filled, or outlined. Many designers believe that a filled or solid icon is best to use, and app users more easily recognize it. With outlined icons, a designer can use more detail; however. Do you have a preference at Konstant Infosolutions when it comes to outlined versus filled icons?" Here is an answer example: "Yes, the great icon debate! The look of a mobile app icon is critical. It helps users decide if they like the look of your app and if they can easily locate it in their sea of mobile apps. If a mobile user can quickly navigate to the areas of your app that they need, it will greatly improve your app ratings and performance. I prefer filled, or solid icons since I find they are faster to locate; however, outlined icons have their benefits as well. Outlined icons can incorporate better design and detail, and often look more sophisticated."11. In your opinion, what qualities make a successful technical project manager? Working in software and technology, you will come across a wide variety of project managers, all with their own operational style. The interviewer would like to know what you believe to be the common factors when it comes to success and project management. If you are applying for a management role, your response will help the hiring authority to understand your leadership style better. If you are not asking for a management role, your reply will show the interviewer the type of manager with which you would best collaborate.
Some qualities of a great technical project manager include:
- Visionary; able to see the big picture without forgetting about the small details.
- Ability to communicate clearly to everyone on the team, regardless of their job function.
- High level of enthusiasm for projects all the way through.
- Excellent in task delegation, understanding everyone's particular strengths and playing off of those.
- Ability to remain calm and collected, even as intense deadlines approach. Here is an answer example: "I believe that a successful technical project manager will be able to leverage the strengths of each on their team, allowing them to let their talents shine. The best project managers that I have had are also able to remain enthusiastic about a project all the way through, and never losing steam." Here is an answer example: "There are many qualities that I have seen in my previous managers. Now, as an aspiring technical project manager, I see that the best qualities to have are patience, clear communication, enthusiasm, and organization. I look forward to bringing these characteristics to work for Konstant Infosolutions."12. In which mobile application testing tool are you best versed: Appium, Calabash, or MonkeyTalk? Before you answer this question, it's a great idea to find out if Konstant Infosolutions uses all three of these tools, or if they have a preference. If there is a preference for this role, focus your answer on what you know versus what you may not know. For instance, if you are stronger in Calabash, but Konstant Infosolutions wants experience in Appium, let them know you have worked with both and then continue discussing what you know about Appium. Here is an answer example: "I noticed in your job posting that you prefer candidates with experience in Appium. Although I have more experience testing mobile applications in Calabash and MonkeyTalk, I do consider myself to be an intermediate level user in Appium. I am very familiar with open source test automation frameworks for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps." Here is an answer example: "With about three years' experience in Appium, I would say this is my strongest area when it comes to mobile application testing tools. I have received training in Calabash and MoneyTalk, and am at a beginner level with those tools. If you feel that further training in these areas would be a significant help, I am happy to enroll in additional coursework right away."13. If you could start any company, what venture would you choose? Show your interesting side. Show the interviewer that you are able to identify a problem, dissect it and come up with a sensible solution based on verified data.
It never hurts to throw in industry statistics. Here is an answer example: "I'd love to start a camping experience planning website. While hiking and camping are fun and healthy, it could be intimidating for many beginners who don't how to get started. 13 million more Americans started hiking/camping in 2017 and 38% of total campers are millennials, # rapidly growing. The preparation takes a lot of research - take finding appropriate locations, for instance. You go to the government websites to print maps of the park with various tracks you need to choose from. You also have to apply for a permit at a certain time once you decide on your camping/hiking tracks; some are lottery systems. Finding appropriate gears is challenging; currently there are only a few players with limited physical locations. As more millennials join the camping community, they have different needs such as unique lodging or activity experience, convenience, and other fun/auxiliary things that traditionally campers didn't really ask for. I want to create a one-stop shop site where they can use an interactive map to figure out which track might be the best one for them based on their desired trip experience and unique needs. The website will focus on digital UX to help guide the end user through all the steps they need to take in planning their trip. I'd target those in the 20s to mid-40s who like to plan group camping trips, rather than hardcore hiking/camping junkies since they are more likely to appreciate the step-by-step guidance."14. If you could keep only 3 of your mobile apps, which ones would you choose, and why? Although there is no right or wrong response to this question, it's a great idea to include at least one app created by Konstant Infosolutions in your answer. The interviewer would like to see what you value the most when it comes to the types of mobile apps that enhance your day to day life. Discuss which three apps you would keep, and why. Here is an answer example: "Hands down, the three apps that I would keep include Instagram, so that I could stay socially connected, Apple iTunes so that I could listen to music, and the organization app created by Konstant Infosolutions, so that I could keep all of my tasks organized." Here is an answer example: "It would be challenging to choose. I rely on many great mobile apps every day! If I had to choose only three, I would choose ABC by Konstant Infosolutions, the LinkedIn app so that I could continue to network, and my news app, so that I could stay up to date on the latest happenings in the world and my community."15. If you could take any tech related coursework, what would you choose? Many universities and colleges offer coursework for those who want to continue their education without committing to a full course load. Alternatively, there are a plethora of options for online coursework which allow you to gain or strengthen skills on your own time. It's vital to Konstant Infosolutions that you have an interest in developing yourself and continuing your education. Share what area you would focus on, for continued education, should you be given the opportunity. Here is an answer example: "I have always had a sincere interest in philosophy and how human nature works when it comes to technology. If I could take any course, I would take one that touches on technology's impact on society. I would also like to take a course in Ethical Issues in Computing." Here is an answer example: "There are many fantastic options for tech coursework - it's hard to choose! The first I would pick is the Foundations of Data Science. I believe a course like this would help me to strengthen my critical thinking skills while teaching me how to collect data better and analyze it for reporting purposes."16. What tools do you use when managing a project? The interviewer is asking this question to determine if the candidate uses electronic or manual tools throughout the project lifecycle. Throughout the project lifecycle, the project manager must create work plans, organize tasks, manage budgets and organize their project team, and this can be done manually or with the assistance of various software packages that are available. Common software packages that are available on the market include but are not limited to Microsoft Project, JIRA, Basecamp, and Podio. The candidate does not necessarily have to mention the use of a software tool to successfully answer this question, as many project managers or Project Management Offices (PMOs) have developed their own internal tools for project tracking. To successfully answer this question, the candidate must confidently explain standardized tools, whether they be manual or software-based, to describe how they assist them in managing projects. By providing an appropriate answer to this question, the candidate will be able to provide insights into how they will use or develop tools to manage projects for Konstant Infosolutions. Here is an answer example: "Throughout my career as a project manager, I have used multiple project management tools, depending on the type of project, the team members, and whether or not my organization is currently leading the project. For example, I currently manage multiple projects at my company, with some being spearheaded by my company, and some with my managing my company's role in another organization's project. For internal projects, those that are spearheaded by my company, I use both Microsoft Project and Basecamp as my primary project management tools. MS Project allows me to develop work plans, track tasks, assign resources, track budgets and workload, and perform other functions. In addition to MS Project, I use Basecamp to communicate with my project teams. Basecamp allows me to post announcements, set deadlines, share documents, and communicate in other ways. For projects run by external organizations, such as the government, JIRA is the primary project management tool used, so I use JIRA to communicate with project leadership and share documents for tasks that I have been assigned." Here is an answer example: "While I have experience working with multiple project management tools in the past, such as MS project and Podio, I am currently employed by a small nonprofit organization, and funding is limited, so I have to design my own manual project management tools. While developing my own tools was a challenge at first, I now find it more efficient, because I have developed multiple templates that are tailored to my specific project needs, and I am not forced to use templates that do not specifically fit my needs. I use these templates to create work plans, track tasks, monitor budgets, and conduct other project management tasks. I also find it helpful to create a Gannt chart for every project to track tasks and ensure everything is staying on schedule."17. How do you develop trust among your team in a virtual, or work-from-home, setting? Depending on a few factors, Konstant Infosolutions may offer you the opportunity to work from a home-based office. With technology taking over, many workplaces are offering remote opportunities. The interviewer would like to know that you can handle that type of set up while still building great coworker relationships - even under the absence of face-to-face interaction.
Here are a few ways that you can develop trust among your team members in a virtual setting:
- Building relationships: You might share how you have everyone introduce themselves, share their professional background, personal interests, and even a little about their interests in each meeting.
- FaceTime or Go-To-Meeting: Talk about how you ensure that you have video conferencing capabilities. Discuss that being able to see each other, even virtually, allows you to build camaraderie and creates trust among your team.
- Creating a Transparent Culture: Tell the interviewer how you open up the door for trust with your team by being an open and transparent leader or co-worker. You might share that you have open conversations about how the group will hold each other accountable.
You may also share other ideas that have worked for you such as: holding one-on-one meetings with each member of the team, providing recognition for things well done, holding fun contests, or allowing team members to understand each other better by utilizing a personality assessment. Here is an answer example: "Technology allows for so much these days. I believe you can quickly make a connection with someone, even if you are across the world from them, by embracing the right tools. I would also suggest incorporating multiple contests or team-based goals, where team members still have to collaborate, to get to the end goal." Here is an answer example: "I have worked in remote IT teams in the past and what I found worked very well were regular video calls through Google Hangout. These calls worked so that everyone had a turn running the meeting, giving their ideas on an area in which they were considered a subject matter expert. This strategy established each team member as an influencer in their own right. The results were an incredible team environment, despite many of us never meeting each other in person."18. Why are push notifications so crucial to the success of a mobile app? Push notifications are small messages that pop up on a mobile device, pushed out as reminders, from the apps they have downloaded. Not all mobile apps offer push notifications, but the ones that do must understand the delicate balance. Many people uninstall mobile apps due to untimely push notifications that become annoying. Used properly, they are an excellent tool for businesses to communicate with their audience and spike engagement. Discuss why push notifications are essential to the success of a mobile app. Here is an answer example: "Push notifications, used correctly, can keep an app alive and users continually engaged. For instance, a push notification should be used to remind the user of a flash sale or a new product release. Push notifications are known to increase engagement and sales greatly." Here is an answer example: "Push notifications are what keep a mobile app user engaged and in-the-know when it comes to your business. The content needs to be to-the-point, and match the voice of your brand so that it resonates with your existing audience. The timing of push notifications is also crucial to the strategy. Most mobile users are active in the evening, so that's usually a good start to ensuring your push notifications are seen."19. How would you improve the user experience (UX) of a mobile app without changing the interface? The interviewer would like to see that you have helpful and thoughtful suggestions when it comes to making a mobile app more user-friendly, without completely reinventing the app. Some ways that a team can improve the UX of a mobile app without changing the interface include hiring a third party to fix usability errors that you may not see, removing unvalidated features, or learning to analyze user behavior and other analytics better. This question is open-ended to beware of falling down the rabbit hole. Give a couple of thoughtful ideas and briefly discuss if you have implemented those ideas in the past. Here is an answer example: "There are quite a few ways that the UX can improve on a mobile app without drastic interface changes. In the past, I have worked to remove unvalidated features, which prevents the watering down of the application, thus offering only what the user wanted out of the app in the first place." Here is an answer example: "When I need to improve the UX of a mobile app I will first take a look at negative user feedback. Often the feedback has to do with unwanted or unnecessary features being a distraction. Next, I look at the animation and see if there are ways of improving icons and other smaller yet important images. I will also check out the onboarding experience to see where it can be improved. Most UX issues can be easily fixed by absorbing feedback and carefully watching a handful of analytics."20. Name three ways a mobile app can make money. With which approaches are you most familiar? When you can understand how companies best make money in the mobile app industry, it's much easier to develop apps that are responsive to that particular goal. The interviewer would like to see that you understand there are a variety of ways to earn money from a mobile app. If you have downloaded any of the apps created by Konstant Infosolutions you should be able to identify which methods they rely on for making a profit, allowing you to bring that up in your discussion.
Some earning tactics are:
- Charge per copy
- Monthly subscription
- Ads and sponsorships
- Premium Upgrades Here is an answer example: "I have downloaded your most recent mobile app and saw that you use a blend of ads and micro-transactions to drive profits. This method is one that I appreciate the most because it gives people the option to use the free version, interrupted by ads, or a paid version should they prefer. I am also aware that monthly auto-subscriptions are very popular in the mobile app industry." Here is an answer example: "The three methods which I am most aware and experienced in, include ads, monthly subscriptions, and charge per copy. As a mobile app developer, I am experienced creating apps around all three of these models; and as a frequent user of mobile apps, I prefer monthly subscriptions."21. What is the difference between a natively developed app, a web application, and a hybrid app? There are three types of mobile applications: a native app, a web app, and a hybrid app. Although this question may seem basic, the interviewer would like assurance that you understand the fundamental differences between the three. Briefly discuss what you know and give an example if you can. Here is an answer example: "A native application is an app that has been created specifically for a type of device or platform. For instance, some apps are made only for iOS, which means they are native to iOS. An example of this would be Pokemon Go. Web apps, on the other hand, will open on any web-based browser. An example of this would be Facebook. The third type, a hybrid app is a blend of the two options, like Uber for instance. Hybrid app building allows for faster scaling and can be pushed out in about half the time of a native app." Here is an answer example: "A web app is one that a user can access through a web browser, and they do not need downloading the same way other mobile apps do. Facebook is a great example of a web app. A native app is one that is built specifically to function on iOS or Android. It works only for the chosen platform - like Pokemon Go when it was released only for iOS users. Lastly, a hybrid app is a blend of the two, often used by businesses with less time and money to spend on building a full out native application."22. What do you believe is more important: the system being user friendly or comprehensive but complex? Your interviewer is looking to see what you value when you're developing, modifying, or upgrading systems. Do research about Konstant Infosolutions so you can also add details in your answer that are customized to what they're doing. In your answer, be sure to explain how you balance both in your work to ensure the end user has a good experience all around. Here is an answer example: "I don't believe that you have to sacrifice either. I've worked very closely with UI/UX teams to ensure we're developing a system that is functional and has a design that makes it easy for the end user to perform their tasks. In my last role, we were adding a module to the existing system. Our team worked closely with UI/UX to ensure the new time tracking system was easy to use and had the technical functionality to prevent errors. The importance of time tracking made it even more critical that we were balancing functionality with design to help prevent user error." Here is an answer example: "When I'm working on a project, whether that is a new system overall, an upgrade, or modifications, I am heavily focused on its comprehensive functionality, but I also partner with UI/UX to ensure we're creating a well-rounded product that will have significant benefits for the client. As a technical specialist, I am more focused on the comprehensive functionality of the system, but I never neglect the design and that's why I feel it's so important to have a relationship with UI/UX. We implemented a new benefits module in my last role and through my effective relationship with UI/UX, we were able to create a user-friendly, comprehensive interface while still coming in under budget and on time."23. Which mobile app would you most like to work on at Konstant Infosolutions and why? Answering this question requires an understanding of the apps that Konstant Infosolutions has developed in the past. Is there a pattern that you see - perhaps with their most successful mobile apps being free, with an option to upgrade, or maybe their top apps are all for iOS only. Choose one app that Konstant Infosolutions has created and then express your interest in working on that particular project. Here is an answer example: "My favorite app created by Konstant Infosolutions is ABC. I downloaded it about six months ago and can tell you that I enjoy the graphics immensely, the sounds are perfect, and the monthly auto-subscription approach is brilliant. I would be excited to work on this app and offer up ideas I have on further monetization." Here is an answer example: "It would be tough to choose, since Konstant Infosolutions has so many amazing apps such as ABC, DEF and XYZ. If I had to choose just one, I would be honored to work on XYZ and make it available for Android. The challenge would stretch me as a developer, and it would be beneficial to Konstant Infosolutions to make the app available for both iOS and Android users."24. Have you ever been a part of designing a multi-feature mobile app that pushed industry boundaries? The interviewer would like to know the extent of your experience when it comes to working on complex mobile apps with multiple features. It's essential that you show you can support Konstant Infosolutions's endeavors by bringing unique experiences to the table. Discuss a mobile app you have worked on in the past that offered multiple features, allowing for you to push boundaries in your industry. Here is an answer example: "A couple of years ago I worked on an instant app concept. We were one of the first developers ever to try incorporating this idea, where an app didn't need to be installed or downloaded. This breakthrough meant that iOS and Android users could use the app without it taking up space on your device." Here is an answer example: "When I worked for Ikea in their mobile app development department, I was one of the first to begin working with their virtual reality concept. We wanted our app users to be able to incorporate our furniture directly into their space. The concept has been a success, but took a lot of industry firsts."25. In which ways do you think AR and VR will impact mobile app design this year? Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are making a splash in the mobile app industry, and continue to grow in popularity. You may recall when PokemonGo was released. It was and continues to be, one of the biggest successes in the use of AR for mobile applications, to date. The interviewer would like to see that you have a solid understanding of where AR and VR will take the mobile app industry in the next 12 months. Here is an answer example: "I believe that AR will surpass VR regarding mobile use, only because of its ease of use. Some excellent examples of augmented reality in mobile apps include 'Just a Line,' one of Google's AR experiments. I also enjoy Holo, which is an app that allows you to take characters from real and fictional worlds, and embed them into your photos. I believe that AR and VR will boost the creative abilities of the average person, significantly. We are going to see many more interactive games come to market as well, easily rivaling typical console game experiences." Here is an answer example: "As a mobile app designer, I am thrilled to see what AR and VR will do in the coming months. One of the most interesting factors for me is the use of 3D recognition and mapping. For instance, in measurement apps. Thanks to AR's ability to know where 3D objects begin and end, we can measure distance, angles, volume, and surface area from our mobile devices. This AR allows VR to step in and help plan and design the perfect room or building structure."26. What actions do you take when you recognize project deadlines will not be met? Sometimes, due to confounding factors that are not in control of the project manager or the project team, deadlines for project deliverables are missed. This is not uncommon in project management, but it is important for the project manager to inform project leadership and stakeholders of potential delays as soon as possible, along with information on the cause of the delay, and what the project team is doing to mitigate the situation. Through regular communication, project leadership and stakeholders should already be aware of many of the details of the project, but it is still important for the project manager to provide a thorough explanation of the cause of the delay. The interviewer is asking this question to assess the candidate's ability to articulate how they would respond and react in a situation where they may have to deliver difficult news concerning what may be viewed as a failure in their performance. To appropriately answer this question, the candidate must confidently answer and provide details about how they would immediately respond to a situation where there is a project delay. Here is an answer example: "Unfortunately in project management, delays in project deliverables sometimes happen. I find the best approach to a project delay is immediately notifying project leadership and stakeholders of a potential delay, even if there is a possibility that the team may catch up as the final deadline approaches. I would rather project leadership be aware of a delay than being surprised by one in the end. When communicating a potential delay, which I know can be extremely frustrating for project leaders and stakeholders, I try to provide as much information as I can, so they can understand what is happening, and so they will know that as a project manager, I am doing everything I can to prevent further delays in the project. As project manager at Konstant Infosolutions, I will do everything I can to prevent project delays, but if and when they happen, I will be sure to keep project leaders and stakeholders fully informed of what is going on, so they are aware of the status of their project." Here is an answer example: "One of the projects I am managing recently got off schedule, and I had to deliver the frustrating news that the delivery of the final software application will be delayed. While this was not easy news to communicate, it was necessary for me to inform project leadership and stakeholders of the delay, and I did so immediately after we discovered the programming bug that sent the application back to development. In my communication with project leaders and stakeholders, I was sure to provide them as much information as possible, rather than just telling them there was a delay. While project leaders and stakeholders were not happy with the news, they appreciated that I notified them immediately, and that provided such a detailed account of what took place. This is the type of open communication I use in project management, even when I have to deliver what is considered bad news, and I will maintain this type of communication style when managing projects at Konstant Infosolutions."27. Who do you admire the most in the mobile app development industry? There are many well-known people in the mobile app development world, who you could admire. Since this question is more based on personal preference, there is no right or wrong answer. Just ensure that you have a response! Be ready also to explain why you admire this particular person the most. Here is an answer example: "I was recently reading an article on the 30 under 30 in mobile app development. It was cool to see that there are so many young and successful mobile app developers including Ryan Orboch who at the young age of 17 created an app called Finish. The app is for tracking tasks, helping people to complete them in a faster, more organized manner. This app was also an Apple Design Award Winner. I like to hear success stories like Ryan's." Here is an answer example: "I look up to Samantha John, the co-founder of Hopscotch, which teaches kids how to code. She is talented and working hard on educating the next generation, a cause that I too am very passionate about."
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