If your company is looking to hire a truly great developer for your Android apps or if you’re applying for the role of an Android developer, how do you ensure that you can get the right candidate or are prepared for the job? It all starts with the Android interview questions. Going it alone is always a tricky business, someone can appear great in interview, but when stuff gets real they can sometimes be a disappointment. In this article we will explain how to separate the good from the not so good and ensure that your company ends up with the best candidates possible to fill this important role.
Interview techniques work both ways. As much as it is important for prospective candidates to develop good interview skills, so it is equally as important for interviewers to ask the right questions and develop skills to avoid hiring the wrong person. Confidence comes from having the right ammunition in your locker. It’s all about understanding the position, the requirements for the job and the necessary questions in order to ensure that the interviewee is suitable.
During the Interview
It is important that you make the interviewee feel at ease. Nobody truly enjoys the interview process, and it can be extremely stressful. The more that you can do to put the candidate at ease, the more likely you are to get a genuine feel for their character.
Obviously as with any candidate for any position in your company the basic questions to determine their character and past working practices need to be addressed. It is a good idea to check out social media as well. These days everyone has a social media presence and it’s a good idea to take a quick look at their posting record. If they show a lack of integrity towards previous employers there is no reason to suggest that they will suddenly change their behavior patterns. For more info on how to choose the right developer for you company, visit our blog post here.
So after you have asked the usual generic questions and made the candidate feel comfortable, it’s time to find out just how much they know about Android developing. Here’s where the questions get more specific to the job and maybe even more difficult.
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Please note that these questions do not cover all of the complexities of Android development and they are simply offered up as a guide. By using these questions you will be able to get a real feel for the ability of the candidate or what to expect in an interview. Either way, it is still preferable to use a quality agency like Pangara to assist with the process whether hiring or looking to be hired. Pangara has specialist teams that have already interviewed and monitored the candidates as well as a unique qualification process to vet out the very best developers out there. If Pangara supplies an Android developer for any business, you can rest assured that the person will be ideally suited to the job.
Here’s hoping that you get the right person for your position. After all your business may depend upon it.
*This post was edited and reviewed by Binh Nguyen, mobile talent at Pangara.