I'll be having my first HackerRank virtual interview ever with Foursquare in a few weeks. This is for a software engineering internship.
I wasn't very confident of the resume I sent and the invitation came as a surprise to me. I've already accepted the invitation.
Nevertheless, I would like to know more about what I will be asked to work on during the internship.
The questions I would like to ask the recruiter are:
- What tech stack will I need to use?
- What specific products will I be working on?
I've read online that as an intern I should be satisfied with whatever experience I'm getting. Some others have said that it shows lack of interest to not care what I'll be working on.
Would I look inexperienced or be a turn-off if I asked any of the above questions? Would it be too much to ask both?
If you think it's ok to ask, do you have tips for how to ask them without coming off as inexperienced?
EDIT: I wrote the content of this post with the goal of asking the above questions or the above tips to a recruiter over email in the run-up to the interview. That was not made clear enough in the post. There are some nuanced and insightful answers below; my guess is that these are difficult to send over email and are more for the actual interview itself.