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Interview status 

  • What stage is the candidate at with other companies?
  • Where else are they interviewing?
  • Any other relevant information?
  • Why are they interviewing right now?
  • What are some things they like about their current situation and what would they change (if employed)? Are they 100% certain they’re leaving their employer? What could they do to make the candidate stay?
  • What other factors will go into their decision? (e.g. compensation, title, ability to WFH, etc.) 
  • When is the ideal start/signing date?
  • Willingness to commit to see through our interview process? - at least for x weeks
Why SQ?
  • What prompted them to get on the phone with Square?
  • How much do they know about teams/products/culture?
Ideal role
  • (e.g. writing code, growing into leadership, solving highly complex problems, etc.) → is this new for them? Same as they’re doing currently? Something they used to in a previous role? 
  • This role is for _____ location, are you ok with that?
  • Do you know about our “work from where you want” policy?
  • Are you currently eligible to work in the US?
  • Do you now or in the future need any type of visa sponsorship?
  • If SWE:
Strongest tech stack
  • FE/BE/mobile/etc.
Strongest coding language
  • Are you open to learning new languages?
  • Would you be able to work with the specific languages that we do?
Product vs Platform team