I’m in the middle of some interview preparation. It’s been nice as it really does help you become more aware of yourself as a professional. One area that I struggle with, without knowing that I struggle, has been in whiteboarding.
Since I do most of my work remotely there is usually not a huge demand to whiteboard with folks on the team. I rely more on the written word than on visual identifiers which has a lot of issues.
The interview processes however, usually does require a lot of whiteboarding. Showing up to one of these interviews with rudimentary whiteboarding skills is a negative signal on you.
Thankfully, folks over at smallbusiness.com did a 5 part series on how to whiteboard. All of the techniques are easy enough. It looks helpful for everyone, even if they are ones who whiteboard all day everyday!
A simple tip: Use lowercase block lettering while whiteboarding; it’s easier for people to read and lets you use uppercase block lettering to indicate impact/emotion.