Tips to ace your next tech job interview
September 21, 2022
A Technical Recruiter’s Insight
Do you have an upcoming tech job interview? Are you thinking of applying to a tech position? Read on, as we share below some tips to increase your chances of landing your desired position.
Technical job interviews are not just about testing one’s coding ability, there are number of factors that determine ones success. These tech interviews are designed to test the level of your responsibility and communication skills along with experiences. Moreover, the interviewers judge your approaches to problem solving, where you go to find information and how you work with the team.
Here are a few tips and tricks to increase your chances to ace your tech job interviews:
Choose a specific programming language and try to stick to it, strengthen your foundation. Find interesting approach to solve problems and take time to explore topics related to your expertise in-depth before your upcoming interview.
Having the ability to explain and defend your approach is crucial. Stand your ground and communicate your approaches and ideas clearly in the interview. Try to be a good listener and nod after getting the question and before answering but don’t try to wing an answer that you are not familiar with because the interviewer has all the answers. Since an interview is a two way communication process, so if you feel like you do not have the correct answer or feeling stuck or steering in the wrong direction, interviewers give out hints to extract the right answers, that’s why it is important to be an active listener so that you can improvise along the way. Also being overly technical will bore the recruiter and remaining quiet will make you look rude, so it is always a good idea to keep a balance and be appreciative.
It’s a must thing to do before attending any interview. Learn about the company, it’s culture and understand what it does. Go to their company’s website and learn about their mission and vision, their ideologies and principles. Efforts are always appreciated and it will impress the interviewers if you show genuine interest in their company not just in the job position or salary amount.
Try to work on real world projects so that you can demonstrate your impacts in the interview and try to contribute to open source and at least have 2 to 3 quality projects on any domain of your interest and understand the concepts and purpose used behind those projects.
When you are asked to explain an answer or an approach, your solutions and the methods you used to get there should show a consistent line of reasoning.
Ask intelligent questions that are relevant to your position. Feel free to ask questions if you don’t understand something during the interview. In addition, don’t be afraid to voice your concerns. Use the spared minutes to your advantge by showing that you’ve done the research.
Keep in mind that following these fundamental advice could result in the difference between moving on to the next interview stage and getting put in the “no” pile!