If you are interviewing for a tech role, then you need to read this.
When you eventually make it through your first level chat with HR and you are moved onto a one-on-one interview which is more of a deep dive, here are two (2) things that you must do and not do to nail it.
1. GO FULL BLOWN TECHNICAL AT EVERY CHANCE YOU GET
You made it this far because your skill looks and smells good on paper, now is the time to give the panel a taste of it. Walk your Interviewers through the different stages of your practical work, the challenges you faced and how you solved them, the tools you used and the frameworks you adopted, what went wrong and what didn’t.
You could even ask if they have faced a similar challenge and what they did to get past it. You need to deeply engage with the mind of your Interviewers and draw them into your world of work. This will help them understand how much you know and how much value you will bring to the team.
2. DO NOT FOCUS TOO MUCH ON THE DESCRIPTION/IMPACT OF THE PROJECTS YOU HAVE WORKED ON:
While this is not bad in itself, it takes the shine off you. Remember it is an interview for a technical role and not a business interview. You are the one on the stage right now not the projects.
You are there because your Interviewers want to hear everything about your technical skills and the role you played in bringing the projects to light.
All they want is a Picture of you and only you, so shine!