Some Tricky Questions to ask
Searching for a new Salesforce Lightning Admin or Developer is never an easy task, but knowing what questions to ask during an interview has never been more important. Your company is taking on what could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in risk to ensure you get the best possible candidate for your company.
Question 1: How do you add a new or existing field to the screen in lightning?
Answer: Same way as in classic, you go to the object, select page layouts, select the appropriate layout and add the field in the appropriate section or location requested or desired.
WHY: What this question does is it tells you whether the candidate in front of you has ever really worked with lightning. This question should never be stumbled over and any admin or developer, even one with minimal experience should answer this question with ease.
Question 2: Lightning has objects that represent record layouts, what are they called and where are they located?
Answer: The lightning layouts are called Lightning Record Pages
Lightning record Pages are found in setup Object Manager <<Object>> Lightning Record Pages.
WHY: This question brings up the specific knowledge of lightning itself, it tests the knowledge of working with lightning vs classic. You are specifically looking for a confident answer here.
Question 3: What tool allows you to edit lightning record pages?
Answer: Lightning App Builder
WHY: What this question helps you with is testing the efficiency of the candidate. There are multiple ways of editing Record pages in lightning, but this is the fastest and lets you know the thought process this person is using.
Question 4: How are lightning record pages assigned?
- App Default
- App, Record Type, Profile
- App Default
WHY: Out of all the questions on this list, this is the question that will give you the best understanding of the candidate’s knowledge of Lightning. This is not a question you would know being a entry level admin or developer, and demonstrates a deeper understanding of Lightning and the inner workings of Salesforce.
Question 5: What are the different display densities offered to the user in lightning?
WHY: This question gives you a sense of their overall knowledge of new Lightning feature that you require from an admin or developer these days. Being a new addition to the Winter 2019 release to Salesforce, it will inform you to that this technologist is keeping up to date with all that Salesforce has to offer.
Asking these simple yet pointed Salesforce Lightning interview questions will give you an quick assessment of the person’s Lightning knowledge!
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