Editor’s note: this is Part 2 in our series with our partner, Makers, “Build Confidence and Take Control of your Job Search Series.”
Ok, so you completed the job search steps successfully and landed an interview. Now it’s time to show your abilities and learn about the company. Hired and Makers share how to nail the interview and get the answers you need.
The level of tech skills you need depends on the level of position you interview for. Employers are more willing to accept more transferable skills in mid-level roles. For senior roles they are seeking someone with the right technical knowledge.
Related: Want to advance your technical skills? Check out options through Makers!
Finding a good company and culture fit is critical to success in any role. The interview is your opportunity to ask questions. Listen up for answers that are factual and based on data. See nonspecific answers and those with no available data as red flags. The answers provide insight into the company to help you determine if you have found the right fit.
The interview isn’t just a chance for you to learn about the company – the company also learns about you. Know what interviewers are assessing for so you portray yourself effectively. At all levels, an interviewer’s questions seek to uncover your character, passion, and transferrable skills.
When interviewing for a senior-level role, the questions are more specific. The interviewer wants to learn about your technical skills and large project contributions. They also want to determine how willing you are to mentor and help others on the team.
Don’t worry! This easily happens. Use this opportunity to follow up with the interviewer. If you remember your question, include it in your thank you note. (Yes – these still matter). Use the thank you or follow up email as an opportunity to demonstrate your curiosity and enthusiasm for the role. Be selective, don’t send a long list or questionnaire. The interviewer is busy, too! Choose the top two to three questions you’d like to ask at this stage in the interview.
Pro Tip: Don’t apologize for forgetting to ask. Instead, say, “as I was reflecting on our conversation, I have some additional questions.”
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