Tech Job Interview
It is important to remember that no two applicants will ever have exactly the same interview. This is because the questions that an individual will have to answer during an interview are designed to find an employee that has the specific skills that the employer needs. However, it is important to note that the questions that an employer will ask during an interview will typically be very similar to the questions that other employers within the same industry would ask if the applicant was applying for a similar position in their organization. As a result, it may be easier for a job applicant to prepare for the questions in an interview if he or she knows what some of the other organizations within the industry are looking for. One industry in which this logic works very well is the technology industry because a tech job interview is designed to look for a very specific set of skills.
In order to demonstrate these skills, there are a couple of things that you should keep in mind. First, it is important to try to avoid technical jargon if you don't have to use it. This is because the interviewer may or may not be familiar with every technical term that you use and, even if the interviewer is familiar with every term, you may be able to show the interviewer that you know what you are talking about if you explain some of the technical concepts in simple terms. It is important to note that this doesn't mean that you should talk down to the interviewer, but instead that you should show the interviewer that you understand the technical concepts involved in the position.
Secondly, it is important to remember that a tech job interview will typically include questions that are specifically related to the technological knowledge that you must have to carry out the tasks associated with the position. This means that you must be prepared for questions about programming languages, data structures, databases, local area networks, troubleshooting, and/or any other subject that is directly related to the position for which you are applying.
Last Updated: 05/23/2014