Interview Tips

Some Tips, Questions, and Etiquettes for a Successful Technical Interview Round

This article talks about certain technical interview tips for guiding the applicants through the entire process of job interview. Let us consider that you have been called for interview for the post of an electronic engineer. Here is a way to prepare for the interview:

  • Go through the company's website - You need to know what kind of electronic equipment does the company deal in. You have to have idea about the kind of equipment it manufactures and the clients (if applicable) it has out there. This will give you an idea about the kind of technology they are using at work. Moreover, read the job role details carefully, along with the requirements stated there. This way you will be able to determine if this job is for you or not.

  • Brush up on theory - Once you are clear about what kind of work the company does, take out the relevant electronics books and brush up on the relevant theory and applications part. This will prepare you for all the technical questions which the interviewer may ask in the interview session (including a screening session, if there is one). You need to brush up on all the relevant electronic abbreviation like:

    - What is CMRR?
    - What is SR flip-flop and JK flip-flop?
    - What do you mean by D-FF?

    Such questions are generally asked in the written round of interview, which makes it all the more important for you to study the theory very well.

  • Ask about the selection procedure - When the recruiter calls you to inform you of the interview schedule, make it a point to ask about the types of rounds that will be there. This will help you in preparing in a better manner. If there is a written screening round, you will know how well and thorough you have to prepare the theory part. If there is only a verbal interview round, then you know how to stress on practical experience.

Now, at the interview:

  • Be confident and clear - What ever the interviewer asks at the interview, exude confidence in your speech and answer it clearly. You should abstain from using any suppository words/ phrase; never add a' I think' in front or after an answer of which you are not sure. The interviewer will be looking for the spark of confidence in you by deliberately asking tricky questions here. He wants to see how well you manage a situation of whose outcome you are not that sure and hence, you need to be strong and confident here.

  • Always answer in a positive tone - The recruiter will be interested in seeing if you have a positive approach to a problem or not. For example, if he asks you, 'how do you think you fared in your written test round', give a positive response to it, like, 'I am sure something good will come out of it'. This will impress him.

  • Maintain the relevance of your answers - Speak only what needs to be spoken, that is to say that your answers should be relevant in terms of details that have been asked of you; if the interviewer asks you about your family, don't get too excited due to the simplicity of the question and start blurting out all the arbitrary details too. Judge well the relevant from the irrelevant here.

So, these are some of the technical interview tips that need to be kept in mind by you before you start preparing for the interview. An interview is nothing but a round arranged by the interviewers to judge you face-to-face with regards to your body language, way of speaking, and mannerism. It has nothing to do with your resume (on an other note, learn to make your own technical resume with the help here), as by this time, they are already convinced by it, otherwise why would they bother to call you for meeting? So, follow these tips for a successful interview session. All the best!

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