Last time I covered how to prepare before the interview, including research beforehand, what you should bring, and prepared answers to common questions. Now it’s time to delve into the meat of the matter – the interview itself.
So you’ve been in the job hunt for weeks, maybe the market’s in a downswing or you’re ready to leave your current job. You finally get a callback… a prestigious company wants to interview you for a highly coveted IT position! Are you ready for that interview? I remember being in that exact same situation, and doing a web search for some tips. I typed in a few variations of the name of this article and found a couple of hits that didn’t tell me much. Fast-forward – I ended up getting the job and now I sit in on interview panels for new candidates. Having done this for over a year, and having interviewed many times, I figured I’d write up my musings on the topic. If you’re job-switching, this will be even more helpful, as a technical job interview is different from a non-technical one. Even if it’s just been a while, here are some tips that can help you better prepare for the interview, and hopefully, land the job!