In last week's article, we covered 25 best perks provided by remote companies and this week, we are back with a list of most commonly asked questions (with answers) for Remote Full Stack Developers job.
Which technologies and languages would you need to develop a project from scratch?
This is a hypothetical question geared at understanding the level at which the hiring manager will gauge your readiness to start the job. It is an easy way to distinguish a good full stack developer from someone who is an amateur. People who have difficulty transmitting their thoughts will have bleak chances of getting through at this point.
How do you keep yourself updated about the new trends in the industry?
This is a typical question to understand your involvement in technology. A good way to demonstrate your involvement in continuous learning would be by speaking about the community meetups you visit. You can also talk about the webinars and the forums you regularly attend. If you have personal projects on which you apply your skills, this is a good time to showcase that as well.
What’s the most recent thing that you have learned?
This question is used to probe the authenticity of the information you furnished in your last question. It is important that you are aware of the latest in the industry and have a pulse of what’s happening. You might talk about a website that you tested recently, or talk about an obnoxious case study about a serious bug you recently read about. A point to note, never give the interviewer an impression that you have learned nothing in the past 6 months. This is a fast-changing tech game, and being up-to-date with the current trends is an absolute must.
What are the most important qualities that a Full Stack Developer must have?
A full stack web developer interview will surely be incomplete without this question, especially at a freshers level. A candidate should take time to talk about the competency required in various coding languages being the foundation stone on which a good professional can be built. He should talk about coordination skills that he would need while working in a team and mark excellent observation skills as a prime factor in working well in this role.
What is CORS?
CORS also known as Cross-Origin Resource Sharing is a process for accessing various web resources on different domains. With the help of CORS, web scripts can be integrated more openly with external content of the original domain. This further leads to better integration between web services.
Give an example of a project you have worked on and the technologies involved. How did you make these choices?
This helps in knowing the methodology of the full stack web developer and also gives an idea of his sharpness and precision in choosing the right toolset. You need to be as specific as possible and go in depth while speaking about the reason for choosing a particular toolset. Show a balance between your ability to develop both on the front-end and the back-end of the web application. It is okay to show that you have more experience in one side of the development game than the other but to demonstrate that you have the ability to work on both the ends of the application.
Can you relate an experience when you found your colleagues' code to be inefficient? How did you deal with it?
This helps to determine a candidate’s quality standards and also gives an impression of his team playing skills. You must demonstrate that you have high-quality assurance standards, and show comfort in pointing out flaws or for that matter bugs to others. However, you must focus on portraying that you are good at giving positive feedback, getting the work done without creating resentment.
What is the best implementation or debugging you have done in the past?
This is a tricky question. This will actually give the hiring manager an idea of both the complexity and the style of projects you have done in the past. You should explicitly mention the issues you faced and the measures you took to overcome that roadblock. You can additionally speak about the learnings you earned from the issue.
What’s the most puzzling programming challenge you have come across recently?
Speak about the most recent bug or a discrepancy you came across and explain how you went ahead to overcome it. Tell the interviewer that you are a person who believes in collaborative work. Depict how you could solve the issue with the help of a colleague, online community or your mentor. It is always good to ask when you don’t know.
What is the biggest mistake you made in any of your projects? How did you rectify it?
As they say, ‘No man is an island’. Similarly, you can’t be working on technology and be right all the time. That is not imaginable. You need to be honest here and talk about a mistake that you think was serious. To add to it, speak about your learnings from this mistake and explain the procedure you adopted to minimize the damage done.
Remote work has been prevalent even before the pandemic, however, the difference is the gradual increase in the positive perception regarding it. The pandemic has made the employers, as well as the employees, realise that their work can be done, targets can be effectively and efficiently met while working remotely as well. More and more companies are adapting remote culture now. Growremotely's Newsletter is a good place to start with and stay tuned with remote jobs.