I was recently asked as part of the interview process to reverse roles. I would effectively become the interviewer asking most of the questions. Here’s what motivates me and what I wanted to learn more about:
- People: Great team culture where people have fun together while creating amazing work
- Projects: Exciting projects where team members collaborate and continue to learn
- Process: Design/Technology/Business collaborating together to deliver great products
- Problems: Solve problems for customers while generating revenue for businesses.
- Do you have a Head of Design or someone at the executive level who advocates for the customer?
- For me the phrase “choose a boss, not a job” makes sense, how would you describe your leadership style?
- How do you reinvest in your people (e.g. training, conferences, etc.)?
- How do you support work/life balance?
- What’s the size and structure of your company?
- What problems are you trying to solve for your customers?
- How do these solutions generate revenue or an ROI for your company?
- How do you ensure you’re solving the right problems?
- How is the customer’s voice brought into the decision making process?
- How do you balance customer needs with business outcomes?
- How do you share what you’ve learned with the wider team?
- How do you balance solving customer’s problems and generating revenue for businesses?
The roles I’ve enjoyed the most have been where all 4 aspects (people, projects, process and problems) have come together. Great people/leadership, projects that solve real problems and clear direction on how to achieve these goals.