IT Job Interview Tips

IT Job Interview Tips

Scion Technology Staffing will help you find the perfect job. Acing the interview is ultimately up to you, but here are some hints to make the process easier.

Keys to a Successful IT Job Interview | IT Job Interviewing Tips

30% of successful interviewing is all about your enthusiasm, excitement, and energy.

  • Smile and stay positive.
  • Relax, but stay alert.
  • Use eye contact.
  • Be yourself.
  • Ask questions about the position, company and t, and he interviewer. (Get them talking about themselves, and listen).
  • Don’t ask questions about salary, commission, bonuses, vacations, or anything else the company can do for you. Wait until you’ve received the job offer.
  • Never get too comfortable. Remain professional and on guard. This is the main reason why many people do not excel in final interviews.

30% of the interview is about showing that you have the skills and desire to conduct the responsibilities of the position.

  • Offer specific examples of prior work, projects, or duties that relate to each question that is asked of you.
  • Always use examples of responsibilities that relate to the employer’s area of expertise and the position you are applying for.

30% of the interview is selling yourself.

  • Describe your skills.
  • Communicate your passions that relate to the position you are interviewing for.
  • Show them that you can get along with others and that you can address questions in an organized fashion.
  • Always make sure to be excited, but not too dominating that your lead the discussion process.

10% of the interview is close. The interview is a sales call; you are the product.

  • Ask questions.
  • Overcome objections.
  • Tell them your interest level, availability, and why you are a superior candidate.
  • And this is the hardest part, have fun! Candidates that enjoy the meeting get the job.

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Interview Best Practices:

  • Bring at least 3 copies of your resume.
  • Prepare and bring a copy of your references.
  • Bring a pen and notebook to takes notes during the interview.
  • Prepare questions to ask during the interview.
  • Greet everyone with a smile and hello.
  • Make sure to fill out all applications neatly and completely because you are being judged on all steps in the procedure.
  • Make sure to write down notes to help you remember the highlights of the interview (write down your questions, impressions, and notes about your performance). This will help you in the future interviews and writing thank you letters.
  • Directly after any client interview, call your Scion Recruiter to provide feedback on the interview. (All feedback is critical!)
  • ALWAYS email, mail, or drop off a thank you letter with-in 24 hours, preferably the same day you interview.

How to Prepare for Your IT Job Interview

  • Have a plan. If your interview is in person, make sure you have business professional clothing ready, know the address of the location and how long the commute is. Alternatively, if you are interviewing via Zoom, test out your connection and technology ahead of time.
  • Review your resume. Make sure you are prepared to speak to the dates of your employment, why you left each position, and also what your responsibilities were.
  • Practice your responses. It is almost a guarantee that you will be asked more about what you are seeking in your next role as well as what salary you are seeking and about your experience as it relates to the role. Being prepared to answer these questions can give you confidence throughout the interview.
  • Research the company. Be prepared to describe why the role and their work is a area of interest and passion for you.
  • Know who you will be meeting with. Ask whom you will be meeting with and what their title is. Then, research them on LinkedIn to learn about their background.
  • Know the format. You can and should ask if you will be simply meeting in-person, online, and/or will be taking any evaluations. Asking smart questions can help to be most prepared as possible.
  • Bring your own questions. Prepare some questions for your interview that pertain to the role and company.

These IT Job Interviewing Tips are provided by Scion Technology Staffing, an award-winning IT, technology and engineering staffing agency and recruiting firm that connects leading corporations, startups, and nonprofit organizations with the very best tech talent.