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Zynga Interview

26 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on December 15th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 26
How do you generate new game ideas?
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How to Answer
Coming up with the latest and greatest video game ideas takes skill, a great deal of original thought, and observation. Some of the best video game creators suggest researching what is already out there, and noting what is working or not working. Also, being mindful of your surroundings and everyday life is very important. Many games that are very successful are so because the characters and storyline are relatable. Discuss how you keep your idea machine running hot!

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Question 2 of 26
Are you more comfortable in a startup environment, or with an established company?
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The interviewer is interested in seeing if the environment at Zynga is what you need to be successful. The best response is that you can thrive in a startup or an established company; however, that may not be the case.

Think of the pros and cons of each. Working for an established company may feel more secure; however, it may also be more challenging to work your way up. Then, in a startup, you may have a lot of creative freedom, but the pay may not be as lucrative.

Discuss with the interviewer the type of environment you are most comfortable with, remain positive, and draw in parts of the culture at Zynga in your response.

Question 3 of 26
Do you improve your development skills on a regular basis? If so, to which resources do you turn?
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Share with the interviewer the resources you use to develop your mobile game development skills further. It's important to remember that Zynga needs to see that you have a keen interest in growing your abilities, and career. If you are comfortable turning the question into more of a conversation, feel free to ask the interviewer for recommendations or suggestions.

Question 4 of 26
When have you applied a unique or creative approach to solving a difficult development problem?
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The interviewer would like to see that you are capable of overcoming issues that arise during development, uniquely and creatively. Assure Zynga that you will not be the type of developer who throws their hands in the air and gives up at every turn. Show that you genuinely dig in to solve an issue. Begin by giving an overview of the difficulty, then discuss the action you chose to take, and then the positive outcome.

Question 5 of 26
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 Zynga 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.

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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.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
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, 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: 12/15/2018

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