4 Crucial Tech Interview Tips
By Shannon Vize, Content Strategist at Mondo, an Addison Group company
Interviewing for your dream job (or any job for that matter) is stressful. While there may be no way of eliminating interview jitters entirely, especially if you’re a Tech expert that prefers to let your work speak for you, there are methods you can implement to stress less and show off your best professional self. Follow these crucial Tech interview tips to land the next job you interview for.
The 4 Crucial Tech Interview Tips You Need
With the short supply of talent stateside, you’ll often find yourself up against a small pool of qualified candidates with similar skill sets and certifications as you. Here’s how to stand-out from fellow engineers, analysts, or developers in the interview and guarantee a follow-up interview or offer.
1) Read up on the company’s latest software release or Tech implementation.
Before you step foot in the interview, find out the latest updates on the company’s recent software release or Tech implementation. If the solution falls under your area of expertise, look into what types of recommendations you would give on how to improve it, better integrate it, or troubleshoot it. Present this information respectfully in the interview early-on to display your genuine interest in the business, your ability to analyze core business needs and provide Tech-driven solutions, and that this job isn’t one of many you’re applying to (even if it is). Your interviewer will be impressed by your in-depth research, and it will help showcase how your skill sets would immediately benefit the business.
2) Speak to your experience.
One of the main pieces of feedback our recruiters receive from employers after a candidate is passed on is that the candidate didn’t speak to their experience in the interview, aside from what was already represented on their resume. Although you’ll be interviewing with a fellow Tech expert and they’re likely familiar with your skills, they still want to understand the details and intricacies of your process rather than being told which technologies or coding languages you are skilled in. Instead of stating you can automate using Puppet, slow down. Explain how you automate in Puppet and speak to the specific skills needed to do so. Unlike other types of interviews, Tech job interviews are not about selling yourself. Instead, it’s about speaking to your experience effectively and breaking down your processes in an understandable way.