IT industry has evolved tremendously over the couple of decades and recruiting here is not left behind. Businesses are not anymore just IT-friendly, rather IT has become an inevitable part of business operations. The expectations are exponentially increasing with the clients and hence IT firms are expected to rely on quality Human Resources in return. You will be considered as a potential candidate when you demonstrate adoption of evolving capabilities and adhering to demanding needs. Are you scheduled to face an IT interview in the near future? then, read on.
1. Be Engaging
Confident opening to the conversation is your first step to success in an interview. Interviewers ease up when you present a confident and an enthusiastic self to them. Core IT interviews tend to get more dry as it is. Hence, it is important for the interviewers to see that you are ready to engage. Your interaction should convince them about your capabilities, personality and also your willingness when the role is offered to you. It is a good idea to inquire about training and IT certification as an indicator of your interests in career advancement and continuous desire to learn.
2. Be Articulative
In this digital age IT recruiters are willing to bet on less experienced resources with strong interpersonal skills who can be trained than experienced senior resources who can barely communicate. Your future employer is interested to know that you can work as a team and be a reliable face of the company in front of the clients.
Grab your opportunity to, mention some unique, non-work related passion that will interest the interviewer consider you as part of the team. Interviews and eventual job offering happen at the cost of organization’s time and resources hence they will go their lengths to determine if you are the right fit. Articulate your way to employment with enthusiasm and positive interaction.
It is not a sin to be nervous hence, let the conversation take a natural course. Else you may end steering it towards your weakness. Unless you believe you are the right candidate it will be difficult to convince the interviewer(s).
3. No Room for Gray
Showcasing your technical knowledge is an inevitable and crucial element of an IT job interview. When the discussion leaps into technical interview it is not difficult to accept that the questions will need precise answers. Be a straight shooter and avoid giving vague responses in this part of your interview. Don’t be afraid to say what you do not know, but be sure to back it with your earnest intent to find the answer.
Demonstrate your critical thinking ability by reasoning your answers and backing them with examples from prior experience. This will quench the expectations of an interviewer who is not particularly looking for the correct answer but, interested in how you arrive at it.
4. Focus on Strength
Remember that you can let them know your capabilities that is beyond the scope of the role you are interviewing for. It only helps interviewers believe that even if there are lack of projects for your chosen role you can still swing by in other potential areas.
A technology organization is always happy to home multi-skilled resources who can anchor tough downtimes. When you have the skill and more skill the deciding factor becomes you and not just your technical strength.
5. Do not Compromise on your Appearance
With all said and done your appearance can add some brownie points and hence lets not skirt the factor. It is not hard to find the right outfit or to groom yourself to be neat and formal. In fact it not only appeals to the interviewer but also fills you with confidence. It is not wrong to look yourself in the mirror and practice a blurb to make yourself comfortable in you.
Certainly interviews meant to be career match making and hence a two way lane. Preparation and honest attempt is all it takes you to land your dream job.