Monday, January 30, 2012

Interviews and experience

Last year around same time, I started attending interviews and came across some invaluable pointers which I could share.
  • Talk to lot of recruiters/employers and figure out their approach, their expectations in the candidate
  • Take up as many interviews as possible, this would help equip ourselves and getting better at cracking them
  • Set up for a telephonic interview first in order to let them assess whether they are willing to go ahead
  • Be utmost professional to them, give them a call when you promised so or be ready to take up the call when you promised to be available
  • Never take up unprofessional behavior from recruiters/employers, this in itself will show how you are likely be treated once you are there
  • Read up everything put up in the resume, backing it up with real life incidents
  • Keep up in your technology related blogs and trends for at least 2 months before the interview if you do not already practice it
  • Note down the questions asked in the interviews and look up answers for those which you couldn't answer.
  • If you want to qualify yourself for the job even before attending an interview, develop some reusable code and share it with online community
  • Ultimately remember that employer - employee relationship is a business partnership and it should not require employee to jump hoops to get the job

If you would like to know something more specific, feel free to ask.