Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days – interviewed at DICE (Sweden) (Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)) in May 2012.
I got a call from a recruiter at dice who said he had seen my linkedin profile and was interested. I was currently on parental leave and employed by another company. I accepted to go to an interview and met up with 5-7 key people who asked standard interview questions about me and my CV. I then got a homework to do an implementation of a space invaders like game and there were some specific technical requirements to this which I am unsure if I am allowed to mention here. Since i did not have much spare time, we agreed that I would send in the assignment within a week (usually 2-3 days for people that have spare time). I did the assignment, sent it in and a few days later they called and wanted to see me again. During this second interview, I got to present my code/solution to a subset of the people who had been to the first interview. They seemed to like it and hinted that they were interested in hiring me by asking things like when I would be able to start and what I wanted to work with. I went home and a few days after the HR manager called me to discuss salary and company benefits. I made my demands to him. He talked to some people and then we agreed to sign a contract.
- It was apparent that they wanted software engineers who could "think outside the box", were able to use the "right tools for the job" and know about performance. I would have to say that the assignment was the most difficult part. I rewrote the entire assignment code about 6 times before I was happy with it. I recommend others to take this time and be as thorough too because it seemed to pay off. 1 Answer
I was able to negotiate salary and starting date (I was on parental leave while going through the interview process). I made my demands such that they would make me happy and they accepted. Didn't really have to negotiate further.