Career Advice – Better IT Interviews
Smart Information Technology workers spend time keeping their technical skills updated. They read books, participate in technical forums, read articles, experiment with new technologies and many other items. The reason we invest our time in these exercises is to keep our tech skills sharp. An updated skill set means more money and more opportunity. Likewise, an outdated skill set gives the opposite.
While we need to invest to keep those tech skills sharp, we also need to keep another skill sharp. We need to know how to have the best interview we can.
A good interview can translate to thousands of extra dollars for IT workers. The more the company wants to hire you, the more they will pay. There are lots of people who can understand the same technology as you. How many others have “IT”? A good interview can change you from “she’s ok” to “we HAVE to have her!”
The Secret to Better IT Interviews
The secret to a good interview is some simple preparation. When you spend some time thinking about questions they will ask and how you will answer them, this puts you way in front of everyone else. Coming in with a list of topics or questions can be a difference maker for you.
Here is the most basic checklist for your interview. Just like you invest time in your technical skills, invest some time in the interview preparation. Come up with answers to each of the following:
- What questions will they ask about me personally?
- What questions will they ask about me technically?
- What questions should I ask them?
- What do I tell them about past jobs?
- What do I tell them about what I want to work on next?
- What are some must-dos for me?
- What do I do after the interview?
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