Recently, I was in a technical interview with a QA lead with several years of working experience in this field. During the interview, the interviewer asked questions, which made me doubtful about his automation skills. I do understand that leaders do not need to have all the technical skills, but he is a technical QA lead.
During the interview, the team lead asked meaningless questions on
Eclipse (STS) which made doubt on his programming (automation) skills.
I want to work in a team which the QA lead is a lot more knowledgeable than me. It gives me the opportunity to learn from him.
To what extent do you agree with the following statement?
During the interview, the interviewers evaluate applicant based on his answers, and the applicant can evaluate the interviewers based on their questions.
Obviously, I understand that the applicant also has the opportunity to ask questions typically at the end of the interview, but I believe I can gather an interviewer's technical expertise from their questions. The applicant definitely cannot ask the same kind of technical questions to their interviewers. Thus I believe the only way to evaluate the technical knowledge of the team lead is based on their questions.