Interviews are stressful, and that means you must prepare. You press your best clothes, you look up the company’s current IT employees on LinkedIn and you comb through its website. You arrive confident, and then you get asked that one question that makes you sweat. You might try to avoid looking confused or nervous, but you assume the interviewer can see right through you. You struggle to respond as best you can. Then on the way home, it hits you: the perfect answer. But it’s too late.
Here are four questions that you’ll be asked in your next IT interview and how to answer them:
1. Will you assess my existing IT systems?
Entrepreneur reported that candidates will always be asked this when companies are filling an IT support role. Make sure to look over everything from VoIP to printers, and don’t be afraid to point out the flaws.
“Many hiring managers want to test your industry knowledge.”
2. Identify some popular IT trends
Many hiring managers want to test your IT industry knowledge. Before the interview, prepare by checking out IT news sources and social media. Maybe even make a bold prediction.
3. How have you solved a problem in the past?
This seems like an easy question to answer, but most hiring managers really want to hear how well you communicate the scenario. Pick a situation that isn’t too complex to explain, especially if the person conducting the interview isn’t in IT.
4. What are your career goals?
The two keys here are honesty and long-term outlooks. Point out how the company will help you meet your goals, and express a yearning to move up the career ladder.