You’re finally here! It’s been a long road of work and study, but you’ve made it to the finish line. You’ve spent the last few years learning what it takes to be a UI developer, and you feel confident in your goals and abilities. All that’s left to do is to sit through roughly one gazillion job interviews and answer about seven bajillion interview questions. So, what are some of the interview questions for UI developer jobs that you should plan on getting asked?
Fear not, intrepid interviewee. We’ve got your back. In this guide, we look at some of the more common questions you’ll find in UI developer interviews. We’ll delve into some detailed questions meant to challenge your knowledge and find out what you don’t know, and we also go over some more standard interview questions. With our guide, and some dedication on your part, you’ll ace your UI developer interviews and will be making some sweet developer coin before you know it!
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When you apply for UI web development positions, you stake claim to a certain specialized body of knowledge. To verify your claim, be prepared to answer a battery of questions focusing on standard UI developer tasks and duties. You’ll have to be well versed in web development jargon and techniques to answer these questions correctly, which is the whole point. Knowledge questions are a hiring manager’s best tool to weed out subpar applicants.
Be ready to answer questions about the skills that are required to become a UI developer, such as CSS, HTML, Photoshop, human-computer interaction, SEO, and graphic design. You’ll get asked about semantic HTML, new elements in HTML5, and how to write external style sheets, too. Have your position property attributes (static, inherit, absolute, fixed, and relative) handy as well—hiring managers want to find out what sort of information you have committed to memory. Knowing this information isn’t a guarantee that you’ll get the job, but not knowing it is a surefire way not to get hired.
General Interview Questions
While specialized knowledge is vital to your success, general skills and personality are just as important. When you sit down for any job interview, no matter the field, you can expect to get asked variations of a few universal questions. These questions focus less on your specific skills and instead are meant to determine how well you’ll work with others and what your goals might be. While these general questions might seem less intimidating, you should give them as much thought as you do the knowledge questions.
You can plan on being asked why you want to work in the UI field in general and why you hope to work at this company in particular. Hiring managers are looking for clear, well-thought-out responses to these questions rather than a specific answer; they want to make sure that you’ve given the issue some thought. Expect to be asked about your preferred working environment, as well—do you work best alone, with groups, or with a mix of the two? Be honest with your interviewer; they’ll appreciate it.
And that’s what you should expect. While UI developer job interview questions will change depending on the hiring company, you can plan on seeing some version of the questions we’ve posed in this guide. You’ll undoubtedly encounter questions beyond the ones we’ve covered, but if you do your homework and prepare answers to the questions in this guide, you stand a good chance at passing your interview with flying colors.