1. Why did you leave your last job as Professional Architect?

Stay positive regardless of the circumstances. Never refer to a major problem with management and never speak ill of supervisors, co-workers or the organization. If you do, you will be the one looking bad. Keep smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason such as an opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward-looking reasons.

2. Explain me why do you want to work for this organization?

This may take some thought and certainly, should be based on the research you have done on the organization. Sincerity is extremely important here and will easily be sensed. Relate it to your long-term career goals.

3. Why should we hire you as Professional Architect?

Point out how your assets meet what the organization needs. Do not mention any other candidates to make a comparison.

4. Explain what would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?

There are numerous good possibilities: Loyalty, Energy, Positive attitude, Leadership, Team player, Expertise, Initiative, Patience, Hard work, Creativity, Problem solver

5. Explain me how would you know you were successful on your job?

Several ways are good measures: You set high standards for yourself and meet them. Your outcomes are a success.Your boss tell you that you are successful

6. Explain what have you learned from mistakes on the job?

Here you have to come up with something or you strain credibility. Make it small, well intentioned mistake with a positive lesson learned. An example would be working too far ahead of colleagues on a project and thus throwing coordination off.

7. Explain me what has been your biggest professional disappointment?

Be sure that you refer to something that was beyond your control. Show acceptance and no negative feelings.

8. Explain me what is your greatest strength(s)?

Don't be afraid to brag about yourself, for example:
"My time management skills are excellent and I'm organized, efficient, and take pride in my work. I am very familiar with the processes and procedures of taking large projects from conceptual design to construction administration.

I have a strong attention to detail and bring a rigorous design ethic to all the projects I work on. I am also very skilled in the use of 2D and 3D computer software for both drafting and rendering for presentation materials and detailed construction documents."

9. Tell me are you licensed? Do you plan to be? If so, when?

Most firms like to see as large a percentage as possible of licensed staff. This can help to give clients confidence in the quality of work.

Do not complain about the cost or amount of work it takes to becoming licensed. Projecting laziness is not a desirable trait for new staff.

10. Explain me what is the value of Enterprise Architecture?

Enterprise Architecture is a strategic information asset to be used to shape the Enterprise.

It is key to understanding the current investment in IT and efficiently planning and directing future IT investments.

Enterprise Architecture is a tool for identifying opportunities to improve key Enterprise metrics related to things like operational efficiency, IT costs and customer satisfaction.

Enterprise Architecture helps achieve enterprise alignment, manage change, and reduce time-to-market.

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11. Tell me how can you evaluate if a solution conforms to the Enterprise Architecture?

It is important to engage projects during the initiation phase to ensure that architecture compliance processes are included in the project planning.

Once the solution architecture has been defined a compliance assessment should be performed. The compliance assessment ensures the project conforms to the defined Enterprise Architecture. It is also an opportunity to engage project members and get feedback for the Enterprise Architecture.

The compliance assessment includes checklists for hardware, software, applications, information, security, system management and methods and tools. It also documents an overview of the project architecture / design.

12. Tell me what Do You Mean By High Availability?

Having better service capacity with high availability and low latency is mission critical for almost all businesses.

Availability means the ability of the application user to access the system, If a user cannot access the application, it is assumed unavailable. High Availability means the application will be available, without interruption.

Achieving high availability for a application is not always a easy task. Using redundant server nodes with clustering is a common way to achieve higher level of availability in web applications.

Availability is commonly expressed as a percentage of uptime in a given year.

13. Do you know what is the TOGAF framework?

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a framework for enterprise architecture. It provides a comprehensive approach to the design, planning, implementation, and governance of an enterprise architecture.

TOGAF models the enterprise at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology.

TOGAF includes a methodology for defining IT in terms of a set of building blocks. It also contains a set of tools, a vocabulary, recommended standards and list of TOGAF compliant tools.

TOGAF includes a iterative process for enterprise architecture called Architecture Development Method (ADM).

14. Explain me why Did You Choose to Become an Architect?

This may seem like a soft question, but your response will tell your potential employer a lot about your passion and motivation. It can also help them to determine whether you will fit in with the company culture. Were you inspired by a favorite artist or a family member in the field? Are you more drawn to the opportunity to create art or to contribute to construction? Your response can also give the interviewer clues about what type of building you like to design. If you became an architect because you wanted to create lasting art works, your ideal process and product will look different than it might if you entered the field to design impressive skyscrapers or specific use buildings like sports stadiums or opera houses.

15. Explain me what was your greatest accomplishment(s)?

This isn't an opportunity to share your online gaming skills.

Keep it relevant to the role you are applying or use it to bring up a qualification such as:

“Completing my architecture license was my greatest accomplishment, it was the culmination of years of education, work experience and 30+ hours of exams.”

16. Explain us how do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?

First, if you have experience that the interviewer does not know about, bring that up: Then, point out (if true) that you are a hard working quick learner.

17. Please explain would you be willing to relocate if required?

You should be clear on this with your family prior to the interview if you think there is a chance it may come up. Do not say yes just to get the job if the real answer is no. This can create a lot of problems later on in your career. Be honest at this point and save yourself future grief.

18. Explain about a problem you had with a supervisor?

Biggest trap of all. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. If you fall for it and tell about a problem with a former boss, you may well below the interview right there. Stay positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.

19. Tell me what irritates you about co-workers as Professional Architect?

This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates you. A short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.

20. Explain us are you a team player?

You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready. Specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude. Do not brag, just say it in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key point.

21. Please explain me what do you know about this organization?

This question is one reason to do some research on the organization before the interview. Find out where they have been and where they are going. What are the current issues and who are the major players?

22. What experience do you have in this field as Professional Architect?

Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.

23. Tell me have you ever had to fire anyone? Then how did you feel about that?

This is serious. Do not make light of it or in any way seem like you like to fire people. At the same time, you will do it when it is the right thing to do. When it comes to the organization versus the individual who has created a harmful situation, you will protect the organization. Remember firing is not the same as layoff or reduction in force.

24. Explain me about your dream job?

Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can't wait to get to work.

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25. Explain us your management style?

Try to avoid labels. Some of the more common labels, like progressive, salesman or consensus, can have several meanings or descriptions depending on which management expert you listen to. The situational style is safe, because it says you will manage according to the situation, instead of one size fits all.