Interview preparation – prepare for the IT interview

Thoughts for your first (or the next..) IT software tech interview preparation

Interviewing can be a stressful experience. It’s not just about asking the right questions and being prepared for the answers; it’s also about what you do with those answers once they’ve been given. If you would like to know how to prepare for an interview, here are some tips from my own experiences that might help:

While answering interview questions – Spend time on each question – don’t rush!

Spending time on each question is a must. Don’t rush through the questions, and don’t be afraid to ask for clarification if you don’t understand one of them. If you need a break, take one! You may also find yourself in a spot where you know an answer but aren’t able to verbalize it because there are too many other things going on around you at the time (this happens). In that case, don’t worry about coming off as nervous or stupid—just tell them what they need to hear: “I’m sorry but I’m not sure how I would answer this question.”

If someone asks me whether or not I’ve worked at their company before (which happens all the time), I will always respond by saying that yes: “I worked here several years ago.” This shows interest without sounding like an airhead who barely passed her driving test last week (which would be true).

How you should respond – Ask reasonable follow-up questions.

  • Ask questions that show you are interested in the company and the role.
  • Ask about the team, the company culture, and what challenges you will face as an employee.
  • You can also ask about their goals for the year and how they hope to achieve them with your help.

While you answer – Don’t be afraid of taking a moment to think.

Don’t be afraid of taking a moment to think. Many times, you’ll be asked a question that you haven’t been given adequate time to prepare for. In these cases, it’s important not only to ask for clarification but also to be honest about your lack of knowledge on the topic. If you don’t know the answer, admit it! It’s better than giving an answer that could end up hurting your chances later on down the line when someone asks you why they should hire someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing (and then fires them).

You should also take advantage of any opportunity provided by an interviewer who would like feedback on their question(s). They may just want some insight into why they phrased something differently or how they could have worded things differently so as not to confuse anyone else in their group—even if those other people weren’t present during the interview itself!

What if you don’t know the answer – Be honest if you don’t know the answer.

If you don’t know the answer, be honest. Don’t try to bluff your way through a question with a vague “I’m not sure” or “That’s a hard question.” Instead, say that you don’t know how to answer and ask for a few minutes to think about it. This will give everyone time to digest what they’ve heard so far, which allows them to come up with better answers than if they were rushed into making decisions on the spot.

If possible before going into an interview, research any topic(s) where there may be confusion in terms of terminology or meaning between different people involved in the process (such as clients vs employers).

Clarification – Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback when needed.

You should not be afraid to ask for feedback. If you are not sure of something, don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer if they can provide clarification. This is especially true if you don’t know how to do what is expected of you in the interview process.

You should also feel comfortable asking questions about the company and its operations; this shows that you are interested in learning more about them and want to ensure that this job is right for YOU!

Many interviewers are looking for a reasonable starting point and then discussion from there, rather than immediate perfection.

Interviewers are looking for a reasonable starting point and then discussion from there, rather than immediate perfection. You shouldn’t expect to be asked about every detail of your experience or qualifications in the first thirty seconds of an interview. Instead, you will likely get questions about what motivated you to pursue this career path and how that decision has impacted your life so far.

Don’t try to be perfect during these early stages: it is impossible! Don’t worry about making mistakes; instead, focus on being honest and open about any areas where you lack knowledge or skills—and ask for feedback when needed! If asked why this position interests them specifically (or why they should hire someone like yourself), don’t assume anything about the role or company itself—and definitely don’t share too much personal information until requested by an interviewer

Before your interview day – Always have a written summary of your skills, experience, and education handy.

A written summary of your skills, experience, and education is always a good idea when preparing for job interviews. This will help you remember your strengths and weaknesses, which can come in handy during the interview itself. You can also use it as a reference in case you forget something important about yourself or want to provide more details on specific aspects of what makes up who you are as an employee.

If possible, try to have this document ready before the interview so that there’s no delay in getting started on preparing for questions related specifically to each skill set listed within their own bullet point format and try to be very specific

Instead of software development

  • Developed Android apps for stock trading or
  • iOS app developed for budgeting
  • Developed image processing using so and so technologies etc.

It is also a good idea to be well prepared to talk about your project and seminars.

Ask, ask, and ask – Don’t assume anything about the role or the company based on their interview techniques.

If you’ve been preparing for an interview, it’s important to remember that the people conducting it are trying to assess your skills and experience. They may not be able to tell you everything about the job or company, so don’t assume anything based on their responses during the interview process.

Preparation is the key – Prepare well before going into an interview and keep in mind that interviewing is a two-way process!

The interviewer is trying to find out if you are the right person for their position, and also if you will be a good fit with their company. You need to prepare well before going into an interview and keep in mind that interviewing is a two-way process!

It’s important that both parties feel comfortable during an interview, so it’s crucial that both sides come away from it with a positive impression of each other.

Final thoughts

The key takeaway is that preparation is the key to success in any job interview. Employers want you to be well prepared, but they also want to see that you are a team player and can work with them when necessary. By being yourself and taking the time to prepare for an interview, you will be able to shine during these crucial meetings with potential employers!