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Some of the Key Questions in Round 1: HR Round 1. Tell me about yourself and your past experience. I think they were just checking communication skills. Also depth of experience 2. What am i looking in my next role? 3. Salary expectations
What ever applies to your situation, just explain it.
The key in generic questions like this, is to make sure to cover the fundamentals. There's usually a back-and-forth with the interviewer. Might be worth doing a mock interview with one of the Spotify Software Engineering Manager experts on Prepfully? Really helps to get some real-world practice and guidance. prepfully.com/practice-interviews
Round 3. Face to face at Spotify office. Round a. Technical. - Draw architecture of my current applications/project. Descibe each part how they interact etc. OR They can provide a scenario. (I suggest ask for scenario) Round b. - They had a list of questions, they were goin through. Interviewer typed-up everthing as I was saying it. - Many real world situations and examples questions. Examples of providing negative feedback. Describe the impact. - What objectives have been set for me, in my current role? How i deliver it. - Scenario example, where i have backed a team member or colleague to deliver a piece of work.
Round 2: Director/Sr Manager interview. 1, Google hangout interview. Friendly person. Basic questions about past experience. 2. Management Style. How I lead teams and ensure good processes are followed. 3. What metrics do I use day to day? 4. How do I ensure diversity in my teams? 5. Give example of difficult stakeholders that I have worked with. Why they were difficult? How did I manage them? 6. Give Example of difficult employees I had to work with. How I managed them? 7. My priorities in the current role are? Why?
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