- Preparation: It’s important to know as much as you can about the employer and the industry you will be working in. Find out who the employers are, how big a company they are and what kind of work you’ll be expected to make during your stint there.
- A good starting place is a company Web site. Find out what makes the company tick and how you can fit in. Conveying this information during the meeting process is a key. Paint them a picture of how you’d work at their company and they will have an easier time making that association as well.
- Be prepared to walk the interviewer through your portfolio and be able to answer any questions that might come up.
- Be able to explain your role in each project you worked on, the size of the team involved if you worked with others, and the effectiveness of the project meeting the employer’s goals.
- Make sure that you have a copy of your resume in front of you when you take up the interview, but do not read the resume to the employer as the employer as got the resume already. Make sure that you give specific details which are not present in the resume.
- When a technical/industry specific question is asked, you should not only give the theoretical answer but try to give an example of a project where a similar situation was faced or a similar tool/technology/process was used.
- During all of your business interactions with the employer you should maintain a high degree of professionalism. This includes dressing appropriately, making strong eye-contact, hand-shaking, etc. or greeting them over the phone and being polite and listen to the employer’s questions before jumping on with your answers.
We hope to make this section more comprehensive and write a separate bog entry for Fresher but the tips mentioned above are some of the basics that you must take care of when attending an interview. Good luck!