What’s your ideal job?
I work well with plenty of freedom. I like to be given a basic overview of what we’re trying to achieve and why. Beyond that, my ideal job would include working with a team who I can learn from and allow me to put my creativity to good use. Job security and finances are important, but I value job fulfillment the most.
Why are you looking for a job? Why are you leaving your current position?
Though I happy at my current employer, I’m always open to discussing future opportunities or just networking with others.
What unique experience or qualifications separate you from other candidates?
The biggest attribute I can bring to a team is adaptability. Instead of being a heads-down coder, I like to keep involved in the operations and administrative side.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
I’m strongest in problem-solving and creativity. I’m weakest in managing others, mainly due to lack of experience in it.
What are some of your most important career accomplishments?
Check out my StackOverflow Profile for more details.
What would your former boss/colleagues say about you?
They’d probably comment on my problem-solving, communication skills, and my overall effect on the team. I’m well-liked, do good work, and have a good sense of humor.
What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
I’m motivated most by the opportunity to improve upon my skills and learn new things. If I get the opportunity to show off my stuff, even better. I know I won’t always get to work on fun or exciting projects, but I can usually find ways to keep myself engaged.
How do you motivate others?
I motivate other mostly through a bit of friendly competition and leading-by-example.
Why did you choose this career field?
I’ve enjoyed computers since a very early age and haven’t considered any other field since. It’s always just been a very good fit for me.
If you were looking for a job, what type of position would you look for?
I would probably look for a position that allows me to better develop my skills. I’m not sure if this would be within an actual software shop, a start-up, or just a mid-sized company. As long as there are good people there to learn from, I’m happy.
Do you do any web or mobile development?
I really don’t have much experience with either. I’ve always tended to focus on Windows applications and database development. If a position needed web or development, there would probably be a bit of a learning-curve for me, but I don’t think it would be too bad.
Any preferences when it comes to work environment?
I can’t live without two monitors. Three monitors would be ideal. Also, similar to a baseball player’s “lucky mitt”, I’ve become so accustomed to using my Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman mouse over the years that I tend to bring one with me wherever I work.
Are you willing to relocate?
Not at this time.