We’ve all read the articles detailing what to do and what not to do during interviews, but these articles are often generalized and not specific to the industry. If you’re looking for advice on how to interview for an IT job, you’ve come to the right place. We want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to land the job of your dreams.
Come Prepared – With any interview, this is to be expected. However, you’re trying to land a job in IT, and lagging behind on technology is unacceptable. With information readily available, there’s no excuse to not be on top of your game.
Don’t Sell Yourself Short – There seems to be a trend with tech jobs where the interviewee falls short at the end. Maintain the same level of energy you had from the start, and be sure to emphasize the next step you’d like to take with the company. You don’t want to diminish your chances of getting the job by not speaking up.
Show Interest, Not Arrogance – While it shows you have a well-versed skill set when you describe in detail your abilities, most interviewers have already read your resume and know what you’re capable of. Let’s face it, you wouldn’t be interviewing if you didn’t have the right skills. Instead of stating all of your certifications in painstaking order, bring more attention to how you can help the company grow. Skills are great on paper, but your personality and fit for the company will carry more weight.
Appearance – The IT industry is often on the business-casual to casual side, especially for the more technical positions where there are less customer-facing situations. Let the casual aspect come out once you’ve landed the job. Gone are the days where being overdressed can harm your chances of getting a job, so suit up and let that confidence show.
Interviewing can be an intimidating process regardless of the industry. However, with a little insight and advice from The Centrics Group, we can ensure you are on top of your IT game. If you have further questions on the tech interview process, contact one of our many skilled recruiters today.