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There is not stupid question, only stupid answers!

How to probe, ask question to avoid assumption, improve understanding?

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Probing Question is Path to Solution

This blog contains questions that can help find a root-cause and improve inquisitiveness

Questions for Employers
  • What problem does your company solve for customer?
  • Who’s your ideal customer?
  • Why are you hiring right now?
  • What makes it hard for your company to find the right talent?
  • What makes someone leave their current job to work for your company?
  • What are some of the things employees’ value most about working at your company?
  • What kind of person thrives at your company?
  • What kind of person fails at your company?
  • How are current employees advancing their careers at your company?
Probing into a Person
  • What makes you feel good about the work?
  • Do you fear something?
  • How can you make sure you are as effective as you can be?
  • How can the personality conflicts within the team be reduced?
  • What skills do you continually fall back on?
  • Why are you not willing to put some thought?
  • What regrets do you have when last time you quit the job?
  • Were you able to ever sit down and visualize what you want in your life?

Seek Clarification / explanation
  • What exactly do/did you mean by …?
  • Could you tell me more about …?
  • What do you think about this proposal?
  • Could you be more specific about …?
  • What actions we need to take to resolve …?
  • What do you think of this issue?
  • Do you agree with it, and if not, why?
  • In what way?
  • Would it be helpful if I suggest some ways to work this out?
  • So, what is the message?
Ensure Relevance, Verify Accuracy
  • How is it related to the main questions?
  • How what you are saying is related to my question?
  • What do you think of the processes?
  • What conclusion can we draw?
  • How do you know this is true?
  • How does that compare with what you said before?

Technical Question for CAE Engineer Role
  1. What are the different "Geometrical and CAD" operations you use for geometry clean-up and defeaturing? Why imprint operation is needed and when can it fail? Why share topology operation is needed and when can it fail?
  2. How do you remove proximity and self-intersection issues in geometry and in mesh? Can you summarize all the options avaialble in ANSA, SpaceClaim, FLUENT Mesher...?
  3. What are the quality checks you make in pre-processor before importing into the solver?
  4. What kind of mesh have you generated for your projects in past and why? How do you select a mesh type and mesh resolution?
  5. How do you decide which type of boundary conditions are appropriate for your simulations? What checks you make in the solver set-up before starting the solution iterations?
  6. What checks do you make once run is complete and before starting to generate plots?
  7. What is basic law of heat transfer due to conduction, convection and radiation?
  8. How do you verify the correctness and accuracy of your simulation results?
  9. What are the typical contents of the report and simulation results you prepared in past?
  10. What checks you make in the report before submitting for peer reviews and delivery to the customer?
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