What are your interests?Not every question is a tech interview question. Not every question is you on a tech conference panel.
Not every question is a tech interview question. Not every question is you on a tech conference panel.
This is a message to the bubble — one that I hover in far too often.
Ask people in the tech world what they are interested in and, generally speaking, they’ll tell you a host of things — all centered around tech.
– “building companies”
– scaling ideas
– managing engineering teams
The list goes on and on.
Those are surface level answers.
People have real, tangible interests that exist outside of the bubble — you just may have to dig deeper to find them.
You have to ask different types of questions.
Not to say “poor me” — but who ever asks me about my interests outside of tech?
Who knows that I love traveling, basketball, soccer, the NBA, photography, cooking, on and on.
We become rich in knowledge of one area of our life and then, for some reason or another, assume that no other region matters.
Why is this?
We are moving towards a world where we all have more time to do what we want. Right? What are you going to do with that time and how will it make you fulfilled? No one cares if you are or aren’t tweeting about it.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
By jordangonen on June 14, 2017.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.