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Tips for Information Technology Interviews

Recently I was interviewed by Peggy McKee, career coach and the CEO of Career Confidential, regarding the challenges of interviewing for an IT-related job.  A great deal of what we discussed applies to all interviews, but IT interviews have the opportunity to dive deep into tool knowledge and project experience.  In this audio file, you’ll hear our thoughts on technical interviews, specifically:

  • Preparing for the interview
  • Typical questions to expect
  • How to approach the interview and present the right information

Link to audio: What You Need to Know to Get an Information Technology Job

 

A while back, Peggy and I generated a video discussing proper format for resumes, too. 

Link to video: Formatting Your Resume to Be Read!

 

Peggy’s Web site dedicated to helping job seekers find and get the jobs they want.  Career Confidential coaches job seekers through every stage in the job search and interview process, from resumes to interviews to follow up.  It specializes in providing job seekers with powerful and customizable tools and techniques through blog articles, training videos, templates, and Webinars.

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February 1, 2013 - Posted by | Audio, Guest Post, Interview with Jeff, Interviewing 101, Resume Writing, Working with Recruiters

1 Comment »

  1. This is a very useful piece. Coincidentally, I just wrote an article on our blog about how I interview IT candidates, particularly HTML developers. I especially like how you explained the importance of personality. I too have had my fair share of experience talking to candidates who insult the work of past programmers and brag about how they improved it, and this behavior really gives you a big idea of the kind of co-worker s/he might turn out to be.

    I would also like to comment on your suggestion of asking people to bring in their code. This is something we do as well although the problem here is that sometimes we can’t discount the possibility that there are those who bring in code that they did not necessarily do the bulk of (ie. the code was a thesis project and the candidate just contributed to a minor part of it). This is why I think it’s important to infuse technical questions into the interview. My goal is to ensure the candidates know the basic fundamentals behind the technical code so that they have the capacity to make efficient and scalable projects.

    Comment by Leah Castro | March 4, 2014 | Reply


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