In the midst of tech layoffs from the biggest tycoons in the tech industry, it can be nerve-wracking to think of interviewing again. TTG is here to help.
We interface with hiring managers and engineering department heads every day, so we have the secret recipe for nailing your next interview. Whether you’re a fresh graduate or a seasoned engineer, these tips can help you have options when it comes to the next step in your career.
- Do your research. Before your interview, research the company and the position you are applying for. You should know what the company culture is like, its values, products they offer, and services they provide. Also, familiarize yourself with the requirements and responsibilities of the position. Hiring managers will like that you did your homework before walking in blind, and you can address any specific questions or concerns on your end.
- Review your resume. You should prepare to discuss your work history, education, and skills in detail. Be ready to explain the tangible impact you made in your previous roles.
- Practice. Your interviewer will likely ask you both technical and behavioral questions, so study up on your technical skills and prep a few examples of times where you were a team player, problem-solver, and adaptable. Try the STAR method to answer questions fully.
- Ask questions. At the end of the interview, it is beneficial to have a list of 3-5 questions for the hiring manager about the company or position that show your genuine interest in the role and that you are taking this position seriously for a long-term career.
- Follow up. After the interview, thank each person you met with a personalized letter or email. Reiterate your interest in the position and express your gratitude for the opportunity to interview.
Remember, the fact that you made it to the interview means that you look great on paper and the hiring managers want you to showcase those skills, experience, and personality in 3D. Be confident, genuine, and show the interviewer why you are the best fit for the job.