Thanks for agreeing to an interview with The Drongo, or at least for being curious enough to read this FAQ!
This page lists answers to every question I've gotten about the interview process. If your question doesn't appear here, please email me.
What's the time commitment for doing an interview?
Pre-interview survey: 5-10 minutes
Interview questions: ~60 minutes of writing (don't worry, I'lll handle all the editing)
What's the pre-interview survey?
The survey collects a brief bio, a photo of you, and some other summary information. Time commitment: 5-10 minutes.
Your bio will help me write your interview questions, and serve as your self-introduction in the interview.
What's the format?
Both the pre-interview survey and the interview questions will reach you by email.
Is there a deadline to respond?
Try to respond to the survey ASAP. You'll have ~1 month to respond to your interview questions, and we can be flexible.
Where will my interview be published?
Subscribers to The Drongo will receive your interview over email. It will also be published on this website.
What will my interview questions be?
Questions are unique to each interviewee. See the past interviews for real examples, or check this typical outline:
- one about how you came to be who you are, usually touching on your unusual hobby, your sick day job, etc.
- one to three questions on topics you suggested, or which go deeper into aspects of your answers to the first question
What if I don't like my questions, or want to take the interview in a different direction?
That's legit! Talk to me and we'll figure out an angle we're both happy with.