Answers to popular questions from HR
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Tell me about yourself?

«Hello, my name is Simon Lazarev. I was born in Karelia. I lived without parents when I was very young and grew up in a foster family. I was educated in the field of fine arts, information technology and theology.
My hobbies are playing guitar, painting, reading poetry and writing. I wrote a book called “The Queen of the Seven Mountains” I hope to continue writing.
I am married without children but I would like to have children in the future.
I want to move in EU countries. Interested only offers with relocation package.»

What are your strengths?

- Punctuality, make the best decision and assume responsibilities, analytical mind, the ability of searching required information, ability to find innovative solutions, intellectual curiosity, broad outlook.

What’s your biggest weakness?

- sometimes I`m hurried and make mistakes
- my English skills

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

- Team Leader or senior developer in EU country, also I'm a father.

Why do you want to leave your current job?

- My current job located in Russia. I want to change country, and I can't do it without changing of job.
- The opportunity to develop my speaking skills, personal quality and skills(typescript, node.js).

What would you do if you didn’t get on with someone in your team?

- I will try to find compromise or try find a way for best cooperation.

How do you handle pressure?

- Watch TV-show, playing games, walking or running.

What three things would your last boss say about you?

- focused, stubborn, sociable.

What’s your greatest achievement to date?

- publish book;
- married;
- worked with some project, like maintainer.

What would you do in the first 30 days of starting?

- will get acquainted with the team;
- will study the approach to tasks;
- customize my work environment;
- will try rent an apartment closer to work

What motivates you?

-Perspective of growning, sallary, free cookies, healthy environment.

What kind of contract do you prefer: employment contract or B2B?
(With employment contract we are helping to get work permit)

-  Employment contract

You current location?

- Russia, Karelia

What commute/relocation do you needs?

- I`m married
- The amount of an additional 1 monthly salary;
- Will be good if get 2 weeks rent in a hotel.

English level (speaking – there will be a lot of contact with US Team):

- B2 (need more practice)

Do you need work permit?

- Yes I need it.

Salary expectation / availability to work:


What do you expect from your new job?

- The opportunity to develop your speaking skills, the possibility of obtaining citizenship on the basis of work and residence.

What are your exit dates if you accept the offer?

- 3 weeks

What is the deadline for decisions on offers?

- 1 week

Do you have any communication with customers, did you have interviews with the customer?

- Yes, there was an experience of communicating with a client in English. He was Canadian and I taught him design and made layouts for him.