How To Prepare For The Technical Interview In 2021?
How To Prepare For The Technical Interview In 2021?
Are you preparing for a technical job interview? According to the Glassdoor report, a single job offer receives an average of 250 candidate applications. Out of which, only one profile makes it to the top.
So, how do you make it to the top selected technical profile? Below we would be discussing on best tips to prepare for your technical interview. You can always refer back to this informative and quick guide before your technical interviews and make your interview process the most valuable and distinguished among all the competitors.
Before we begin, it’s important to know some of the most common technical IT roles as follows.
IT Ethical Hackers
Technical Support Executive
Technical Interview: How it is different from other interview processes
A technical interview focuses on the technical skills of an ideal candidate. You must have a grasp on the advance, or if not, at least basics of your technical IT field.
On the other hand, a non-technical job role covers the business aspects of an organization, building the presence online, marketing products, and so on.
For example, a person applying for a software developer role should understand different coding languages, the flow of algorithms, the implementation of technical knowledge in practice to bring out the best outcome for various business problems.
Practical tips for technical interview
Be well-versed with your tech basics
To prepare for technical interviews, job applicants often get nervous and start preparing for the complex and advanced questions at the earliest. This adds more chaos to the preparations and drains out the confidence which is needed during the interview.
The first step is, to begin with, the basics of your technical field. You can do the following things.
Go through the glossary of your IT terms. It is common that during the interview we forget the most basic things easily out of nervousness.
Go through the resources and blogs on common problems that IT companies face in the technical field and an overview of its best possible solutions.
Read basic principles and concepts behind the application of any technical solution.
Read technical handbooks. It contains ample information to grasp the basics, from definitions to explanations and more.
Knowledge of technical tools
‘Remember that knowledge of technical tools will always give you priority among other applicants.
For example, if you are applying for a web designer role, then having an understanding of tools like WordPress, Photoshop, Bluefish, Google Web Designer, etc will give your an added advantage. This will add more benefits to the company in a short period of time rather than training other applicants for the same.
Similarly, for your preferred IT job role, learn to use technical tools and practice at your convenience. Learn data analytics and adopt the logical approach towards the solutions.
You can always take help from abundant technical resources available online. Even youtube videos can help you gain a better perspective on it. Online courses portals like Udemy, Coursera, etc. are highly preferred by IT professionals and learners for upskilling in technical aspects of the field.
A technical interview is not only about the technical aspects of the role. An ideal profile must portray good presentation skills. Think of it in this way:
Imagine a very good and highly skilled technical job applicant, but someone who is not able to communicate properly or shows a lack of etiquette. Such profiles, even though capable of enough technical skills, can be rejected. A company recruits an ideal profile from the holistic approach. Someone who understands the growth culture and makes the best out of it.
Not only that, a well-behaved individual, who understands basic etiquettes, and bridges the communication gap in the working space, leads to boost in a positive work environment.
‘An ideal technical profile from the company’s perspective is one that combines the power of technical skills and behavioral skills.’
Make it a two-way communication
Imagine a technical interview where the applicant only responds to HR’s queries and then waits for more questions. It makes an interview process boring and does not leave a marking impression on recruiters.
On the other hand, if an applicant ask questions in return, a recruiter may come to an understanding that the applicant is curious, well aware, shows remarkable skills to converse, negotiate, and come to a conclusion
This will project your whole attributes as an ideal profile and you would be the priority for the role. Gone are the days when companies looked for only studious profiles on resumes. Today, companies grow with their employees who lead and nurture with company’s mission and vision.
Therefore, be well-versed with your objectives of joining any company, tell your expectations, communicate clearly, ask questions, clear your doubts and concerns. And the recruiter will know that you are a thoughtful individual and a good decision-maker who will contribute towards the overall growth, both technical and cultural.