So what does one say if asked these in an interview :
What do you think of this picture (pointing towards the one hanging in the café) ?
What do you think of pubbing ?
“It is alright to be truthful. If you love parting or clubbing. “Startups are not looking for a party animal but an innovative mind. The interviewer wants to just break your comfort level and see how well you balance between a professional and personal life.”
Then there are questions like :
.How do you react when criticised ?
What do you do when you realise you have made a mistake ?
“If you are someone who looks atyou have gone wrong and learn or at least accept a mistake you have made, then you are the person for a startup,” says Amarinder Singh. “It is alright to say you don’tto be shouted at. It is alright to say ‘I generally come back with a defence for why I did it only later’ as it generally means you are not a confrontational person.”
If you asked these during a test :
Can you crack this programme ?
Can you work on this app? We are unable to make it work
“I realised they were checking my determination, ability to think and even my sense of humour,” says Akshay Ravi, a programmer at a leading startup. Conversations and interviews in startups are clearly an attempt to understand the person and how he/she fits into the company work and play space. There’s nothing formal about it!