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The 40 real-life tech interview questions

Team GradAustralia

We asked our IT graduates what questions they were asked during their interviews.

We asked our IT graduates what questions they were asked during their interviews.

Here’s what they came back with.

Personal

  1. What have you learned in your IT courses?
  2. If you could go back, would you study the same thing or something different?
  3. What are the past software projects that you've worked on?
  4. Who influenced your life the most and why?
  5. What books are you currently reading? What was the last book you read?
  6. How many computers do you own?
  7. Do you enjoy playing with gadgets?
  8. Do you like Star Wars?

General technology

  1. Why did you choose to pursue a career in technology?
  2. Why do you like technology? What area/part of technology excites you?
  3. What is your approach to learning new technology?
  4. What do you know about the technology industry?
  5. How do you see yourself involved in the use and progress of technology?
  6. What do you like about coding?
  7. What do you like about programming?
  8. What's the greatest invention 100 years ago?
  9. What's the best invention in the 21st century?
  10. How do you keep up to date with digital trends?
  11. What is the general trend in the telecommunications industry?
  12. Where do you see the tech industry headed in the next few years?
  13. What does the connected society mean to you?

Technical

  1. What is a router?
  2. What is SDN?
  3. What is the Cloud?
  4. Do you know what IoT is? Can you give an example?
  5. Describe what a database is.
  6. How can someone make money using Facebook?
  7. What's network society?
  8. What is polymorphism?
  9. What is a deadlock?
  10. What’s the difference between class and object?
  11. Explain the Software Development Life Cycle.
  12. Tell me about the specific developments in the country's NBN program.

Hypotheticals

  1. If you were in a relay race, would you run as the first, middle or final runner? Why?
  2. If you were flying an aircraft full of loose jelly beans and when you landed you had to unpack all of the jelly beans, how would you do it?
  3. If you could fight one horse-sized duck or a 100 duck-sized horses, which one would you pick and why?
  4. If a zombie apocalypse started in Sydney right now, what is the first thing you would do?
  5. If you were given $1,000,000 now, what would you do with it?
  6. If you were given enough budget to create a tech application, what would it be?
  7. Imagine you are grabbing a coffee with someone in a professional setting and both of you genuinely want to get to know each other. How would the conversation go?