Succeeding At Tech Interviews

Have you just landed an interview for what could possibly be your dream tech job? No doubt you are experiencing a combination of excitement and nervousness. Remind yourself that you would not have been tapped for the interview if your qualifications and experience didn’t meet the requirements for the position. The interview process allows the hiring manager to determine not only if your skill set is a true fit for the position, but also that your disposition is in line with the company culture.  Do know that the interview is a two way street. Not only is the hiring manager charged with determining your suitability for the position, but the interview is also an opportunity for you to determine if the position and company is a match with your personality and career goals. Follow these recommendations from the human resource professionals to ensure your interview is a huge success and results in that oh so coveted job offer.

The most important things to wear to any job interview are a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. Take advantage of the deals offered by Groupon coupons and use a Crest Toothpaste coupon to bring out the best in your smile. Select professional attire that is appropriate for the company and position for which you are interviewing. Invest in a well-tailored jacket and quality trousers for the occasion. With proper care, these pieces can last for years. Leave the bling and loud makeup for the weekends. Chose a muted blouse or starched shirt that compliments your select of jacket or blazer. Polish your shoes and resume portfolio as well. Invest in a fresh haircut and be sure to arrive clean shaven.  Perfume and cologne are best left for evenings and weekends.

Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled interview time to allow for any unanticipated delays. Punctuality is critical to making a strong first impression. It’s also simply respectful to the hiring manager.   A firm handshake and genuine smile are the best way to make a positive first impression. Having conducted research on the company prior to the interview, be prepared to ask any questions about the company and position that you may have during the appropriate time in the interview process. Best of luck to you in securing the tech job of your dreams!