But what to do before the interview?
No matter if you are interviewed for a job or an internship position, getting selected is a tough challenge due to the Indian billion population so make sure you follow these tips before your interview and attend the interview session being fully ready. We are going to cover the most challenging interview questions for the tech industry in our next blog-post. So stay tuned!
- Research the company.
Learn about the company mission and how you can contribute to their work. Interviewers usually ask what you know about the company to make sure you applied not to a random placement but to a specific company you are eager to work at.
- Research the interviewer and the supervisors and employees.
Nowadays a little social media stalking is something that even interviewers do. Find out as much as you can about the employer and your potential team.
- Update your personal website or portfolio.
Make sure all your projects are prominently displayed in your portfolio, and check that your site looks great on different screens and devices and is free from glitches or missing links.
- Review the job description and note all questions that you have.
Once you aced the shortlisting, get back to the original job description and make sure you know what type of candidate the company is looking for.
- Learn common tech business terms.
Go through the industry vocabulary before jumping into the interview. Take at least 3-4 days to digest all the terminology. EduBild will share another blog post about tech interview terms so you can get better prepared to crack your next interview.
- Make sure you have your CV/ resumé printed or at hand digitally if it’s a virtual interview.
70% of interviewed candidates tend to miss this point and it impacts the selection process. Show that you value your experience and you can show it in writting too.
What if your interview is digital…
- Find a peaceful place or use an app to block the noise.
India itself is noisy and imagine you take an interview in a room full of crying kids? That’s not what your employer will enjoy hearing until unless the kids are singing Honey Singh’s songs.
- Design your set
Imagine the HR’s table at which he/she will be sitting during the interview? Do you want to make a similar sound impression or is the broken wall behind you or a curtain covering the messy wardrobe behind you is ok? Having a while wall behind you for your set will work fine but if you want to make an impression to can professionally decorate the set to create a positive atmosphere around you. Otherwise, go to space through a zoom background changer or choose a modern hall background, but don’t exaggerate the reality with tropical islands behind you.
- Get your headphones ready and gadget charged
Whenever choosing headphones make sure you get one with a microphone so that your voice is heard. Your laptop or mobile needs to be charged so you don’t have to stand up and plug in the devices while the interviewer is asking a question.
- Bring your camera to the eye level
Do you feel you have a double chin? Oh, it’s a triple chin, maybe your camera angle is wrong? Ensure that you are fully seen and the camera is on the same height with your eyes, And… if you are wearing shorts make sure not to stand up even if there is an earthquake.
- Arrange the light
There should be light coming in front of you towards your face and not behind you. Escape gloomy rooms and make sure you are near a natural light source or keep an artificial light handy. Lack of light makes the interviewer’s mood go down and it can influence your overall image.
- Test drive for the call
Ensure that you checked all your gadgets and you tested a call once to escape any wrong camera angles, lack of light, or sound issues.
EduBild team is wishing you good luck with your interview and hope you get a desired placement in the tech industry. If you are yet looking for internship opportunities with live projects to improve your portfolio, then register at www.edubild.com