Technical Interview Tips
Technical interviews are conducted to know how knowledgeable you are. The technical interview is the first selection round where as written test and group discussion are considered as “elimination “rounds.
Here are a few things you need to know about the technical interview:
What to learn
A fresher is expected to know
You are not expected to be an expert in any technology, though being one will never harm you.
Questions are not always repeated:
The first thing that a student does when he gets an interview call is to search for previous interview question which is readily available online. uploaded by those who had earlier attended the company’s interviews. They share their experiences and gather as many technical questions as possible. Thus, Students generally mug up answers to those questions.
While knowing answers to some of the commonly asked questions may help, it will never give you the confidence required to face the interviewer. Be well prepared with the basics. The question “What if the interviewer asks some unknown questions?” keeps haunting you. So, it is better to know the technologies listed in the above for any interview.
Know the logic behind the program
As an engineer, you are expected to understand and explain the logic behind a program. If you can write a good program but cannot explain the logic, then it gives the impression to the interviewer that you have mugged up the program. So, it is very important to be able to explain the logical flow of statements in the program because programming skill is more about the logic than about syntax and semantics. Further, you should be able to solve a problem with more than one logic. It shows that you can apply different logics in different circumstances.
In order to develop this skill, keep solving as many math puzzles as possible. Also, understand that it is always about your approach to the answer that the interviewer is looking. Many times, even if the answer is not correct, the interviewer may select you if he likes your approach.
If you do not understand the question, do not hesitate to ask the interviewer to repeat
The apprehension among students is that- The interviewer may get offended if they ask him to repeat the question or he might get the impression that you are not paying attention. So, instead of saying wrong answers or blabbering something incoherently, it is better to ask him to repeat the question and answer accordingly. In fact, by asking him to repeat the question as you did not understand it, chances are that he may even get a good impression. As he may think that you will not proceed further until you understand the problem correctly.
Be ready to explain the code
If you are asked to write a program and to explain, please do not start reading the program as it is. ‘Explain’ here means explain the logic. So, when you prepare for the interview, know the flow chart of every program so that you can explain it verbally in an easy way. By simply knowing the code, you may not be able to explain the code to the interviewer properly, again, giving him the impression that you have mugged up the program.
Never argue with the interviewer
Even if you are 100 percent sure about your logic and coding, NEVER argue with the interviewer if he says that you are wrong. They might be testing your confidence or simply cornering you to see how you will handle the situation. If you are sure about your answer. you can say, “Sir, I am sure about my answer. But as a senior technical person, you are saying that my answer is not correct, I will go home and check the same.”
Do not ask questions unnecessarily
As a part of standard procedure or courtesy, the interviewer may ask if you have any questions for him. It is highly recommended to keep quiet and exit the room. There are instances of students performing well in the interview but getting rejected due to asking useless questions like. “When can I reach your position?”, “Is the technology I would be working on easy or difficult?”, “What is the share price of the company?”, etc.
- Well, that’s all dears. we are pretty sure that you will do well in your next interview, All the best!