I think it’s fair to say that remote work is here to stay and whether you’ve been with the same role for the past 2 years, or you are just entering or re-entering the workforce, this means it’s the first time going through an interview process for remote work. If this is the first time you’re attending a remote interview let me share a few pointers that will help you prepare better.
Ever wondered why you are being invited to a job interview and not making it after the first, second or third stages? It is true that most companies have different reasons for recruiting in a particular role. However, if you are called for an interview, the employer already thinks you are a good fit for that role.
Preparing for an interview entails taking the time to deeply consider one’s qualifications and how they relate to the position advertised by the employer. In order to accomplish this, a few steps need to be followed to ensure a successful interview session and even employment prospect. The following are some of the steps one can easily follow while preparing for a technical interview.
Taking a longer term view of your career should make you more focused on the learning rather than the money you can make. Taking on a role in a really interesting, well led, start-up can put you on a faster trajectory towards your career goals.
When this happens and it happens quite often, you will need to start negotiating the current job offer in hand. Having this conversation is pretty uncomfortable, but it’s something you need to dive into, while keeping a few specific rules in mind.
In every job opportunity nowadays, there is usually a list of criteria that defines exactly what the company is looking for, and what the job responsibilities will be. This is the first line of screening, and gives any potential candidates a good idea of what to expect in their day to day - should they wish to work in the position.
In every interview process, it is important to bring your own questions to the table. In 99% of interviews, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions. This is an opportunity to gain more insight into the role and the company, amongst other things.
Job Interview Preparation
It is the goal of any employer to question aspects of soft skills during the interview process. They are looking to recruit the best candidate who is capable of changing in a variety of circumstances. Displaying one’s soft skills shows how one performed in previous roles to accomplish one’s goals and objectives.
From speaking to many candidates and hiring managers I have compiled a list of the best questions to understand software development candidates. These questions cover a range of topics from ideal environment to interests and motivations. An interview must be considered from both points of view.
Job Interview Preparation
Preparation for an interview is a big part of the process of finding a new job. The key to giving yourself the highest percentage chance of success in an interview is to prepare, prepare and prepare. In this blog, I will mainly focus on technical interviews and the questions that can get put in front of candidates. I will also reflect on certain scenario-based questions, and how best to answer them.
In the current climate there are great opportunities to upskill within software development. We are no longer wasting time on long commutes so we should have a lot more spare time on our hands. If you want to get ahead of the competition you should think about investing some of this time into upskilling and keeping up to date with modern technology.
When changing jobs, there are many factors that can determine somebody’s decision to accept an offer. An obvious, but highly important factor is the salary and package that is offered by the company. This can result in tense salary negotiations and if not handled correctly by either the company or the candidate, can result in the hire not being made at all.
As we’re moving towards the new year that’s filled with opportunities and new beginnings there’s probably many people out there looking to move jobs or even countries for a fresh new challenge and start. We’ve all heard about the ever growing IT market in Ireland and the number of jobs being created in 2020 alone, so Ireland could be a good place to start.
The tech industry is booming and there are constantly growing opportunities, but the available talent is scarce in comparison to the demand levels, this essentially makes it a candidate driven market in Ireland.
So you have decided to start a new career in a data centre and you are wondering what to expect, how to prepare, wondering about the interview process, what questions they will ask, will it be formal or informal, and how can you stand out from the competition?
Well I am here to help guide you through the process and give you some insight on how to secure a job in a data centre.
I find it prudent to precede this article with a bit of a disclaimer. This is very much an opinion piece and the opinion of the author is heavily weighted against the practices described.
In a previous piece, I touched on the subject of patience in the job application process. I opined that patience is not something that today’s society-at-large is blessed with. Again, information, money and, yes - jobs, are never more than a couple of clicks away and, as a result, we’re all guilty of being impatient and/or lazy.
Just a couple of weeks ago, held a webinar on the subject, featuring highly reputed industry professionals, advising on how you can present your best self to the job market. Consider this post then, a sort of companion piece. Volume two, if you will, in a string of PSAs that may just guide you to your next role.
This survey was conducted from February 2020 to March 2020, just before the COVID-19 outbreak in Ireland which created a huge shift in the market. However, there are many valuable learning points to takeaway from this analysis.
Nailing video interviews is important now more than ever. With social distancing being one of the key factors in flighting the Covid-19 outbreak, all interviews are now taking place virtually.
You could be the best candidate out of the pile of applications and one wrong step from your end could change the course of your chances at bagging the job. We have had candidates that meet the job description to the mark and a slip up from them during their first interaction with the interviewer cost them a wonderful opportunity. From the direct feedback we have collected so far we are going to try and prep you for your next shot at an interview.