Keys to a Successful IT Job Interview | IT Job Interviewing Tips
30% of successfully 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 the 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 a 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, and projects, or duties that relate to each question that is asked of you.
- Do not offer general sweeping answers without specific examples.
- 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 the 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.
How to Prepare For Your IT Job Interview:
- Dont leave decions to the last minute. Pick out what you are going to wear on your job interview and also know exactly how you will get there, where you will park if driving, and have a plan.
- Practice greeting your interviewer and know what you are going to say when you enter the room and also some main things about your background you will share.
- Study your resume and make sure you are prepared to speak to the dates of your employment, why you left each postion, and also what your responsibilities were.
- Practice your answers to the most common interview questions beofre you interview. It is almost a guarantee that you will be asked more about what you are seeking in your next role, what salary you are seeking, and you should be prepared to tell them about your experince and background broadly. Thus, be prepared to answer the question of “tell me about yourself” or tell me about your “technology skills” or “what programs are you and expert in.”
- Research the company or organization and the job position you are applying for. Be prepared to descibe why the role and their work is a area of interest and pasison for you.
- Know who you will be meeting with prior. Ask whom you will be meeting with and what their title is. Then do some reseach on Linkedin and learn more about their background.
- Know the format. You can and should ask if you will be simply meeting in-person, and or will be taking any evaluations. Asking smart questions can help to be most prepared as possible.
- Bring questions you will ask. Dont be caught off guard when they ask you if you have any questions. You should have at least three questions for them if possible. You can prepare these question prior to going in for the interview.
These IT Job Interviewing Tips are provided by Scion Technical Staffing. Scion Technical is an award-winning IT staffing agency and tech recuriting firm that connects leading corporations, startups, and nonprofit organizations with impeccable technical and IT talent throughout the United States.