IT Job Interview

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

IT Job Interview Secrets

The IT job interview is not what it used to be even five or ten years ago. In the early days of the IT world, IT job interviews were more or less devoted to finding out whether or not you have the technological and specifically desired skills for the position. With the advent of telecommuting and outsourcing, however, the possession of these skills has become more dispersed throughout the globe. Consequently, IT job interviews are often just as much about whether a candidate can manage an IT project as they are whether the candidate can do the job. What this means for interviewers is that they must become more and more diligent about preparing for job interviews and discovering exactly what the target job is expected to do.

Before going on an IT job interview, a candidate should find out as much about the job as possible. Some of this information will be provided to the candidate ahead of time. The job description and advertisement for instance, should give a detailed official description of what the day-to-day responsibilities of the job will be. Another place to look for information is published material about the target company. This should give you a sense of what the company does and how it fits into the industry overall. Lastly, speaking to someone who is familiar with the company and position can give you a clear and accurate perception about the job’s realities.

Preparing Your Perfect IT Job Interview

To prepare your perfect IT job interview, you take all this information and put together a list of the top ten things that the interviewer is looking for. These things might include technical knowledge, specific experience, personal characteristics, achieved results and academic credentials. Looking at this list, you can be sure that you will be asked about all or some of these items. Before you go into the interview, you should prepare convincing and complete answers for all ten items. These answers should incorporate at least one example of your success or experience with that item, such as how you gained that experience, obtained that result, or demonstrated those personal characteristics. In the interview, you will look for opportunities to tell those stories.

To really clinch the IT job interview, make those stories sound as much like the target job’s reality as possible. Make the situations you faced, the actions you took and the results you achieved sound as if they could have all happened in the target job. Chances are that the interviewer is comparing your answers and examples to the requirements and needs of that target job and the more they match up the more sure he or she can be of your ability to do the job. Show up on time, dressed appropriately, and let the interviewer take the lead in the job interview. After the job interview, be sure to write a nice thank you note that lets the interviewer know that you are still interested and look forward to speaking again as the hiring process moves forward.

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