Thursday, December 11, 2008

So you got an interview!

So today's companies do a lot of phone interview called screening, this is to help the interviewer determine if you are the right fit or not. This is a tough, so be prepared to think on your feet. Things they look for is are you personable, skill-set, interests, desired compensation allowing them to see if you are a fit. Sometimes a second phone interview is needed and is usually from someone within the discipline you are applying for. The worst part of phone interviews that will never come out is that you are being evaluated by someone, they should be of particle judgment but the are people and reactive at that, so be on your best behavior, also make sure your Facebook page is clean.

Then comes your interview, BE ON TIME, early set your alarm to be a 1/2 hour earlier than the real interview. You might have to fill out forms, traffic, natural disaster, you never know. Also look your best, try to dress the part. Expect to interview with three to four technical people (most likely the people you will end up working with) and maybe a group manager. Never think that that it will only be an hour if they like you be prepare to spend the day 6 hours, so keep you calendar clean. Remember that the whole point of this exercise is for the interviewers to determine if you have the skills to do the job you are interviewing for, and if you are someone they would like to work with.