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09/12/13
Screening Interview. Questions to chew on for Intel
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Post-docs, Technicians, Undergraduate majors
Posted by: site admin @ 10:45 am

What can mentors do for you?  They can offer insights
and perspective
that are not readily available in one
easy-to-reach location.

They can give you specific information that reveals to
a company interviewing you that you have done your homework
and are “on the ball.”

They can give you typical interview questions that you can
think about and prepare responses to.

EXAMPLE
FL recently was invited to interview Intel and I could
have shared information Dwight Hunter presented two
months ago that it is a leading designer and manufacturer
of computer, networking and communication products
with locations in over 60 countries, employing >100k
employees, 80k of which are in technical roles.  It is a
highly recognized brand (top 10) listed as one of the
top 50 best to work for (Fortune), and is aggressively
pursuing growth segments in data center and personal
computing businesses, while extending into newer market
segments.

Other relevant items about Intel are part of the package.

What questions would a screening interview ask:

Fundamentals of physics and mechanics of the fields they
have high interest in:

  How does NMR work?  IR?  Fermi resonance?
  What is the Si band gap? 
  What type, size of beam and energy lasers have you used?
  What is the half height of the UV-Vis dimethylgermylene spectrum?
  What is the differences betweem Si and Ge reactive intermediates?
  What is quantum tunneling?

New science
  what did I do with carbon nanotubes?
  how did I synthesize the composite materials?  How did I determine
the size?

Technology
  Any suggestions about how Intel can satisfy Moore’s law in the future?

Think seriously of investing time to have and develop mentors.
They can make all the difference preparing for an interview.

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