Stage 2. Interview with a recruiter or HR
Your interview with a recruiter will be largely based on what’s written in your resume. Be prepared for more general questions about you as a person and professional.
The goal of the IT recruiter at the first stage is to get to know the candidate, tell him in as much detail as possible about the vacancy, about the company and team, about the project and the company’s conditions. And the most important thing is to find out whether the candidate is suitable for this position.
At this stage, the recruiter is also assessing your communication skills, so the most important thing is to calm down.
In a calm state, you will be able to think better, and it will be easier for the interviewer to understand how comfortable you are to work with.
Remember this idea and compare it with all the recommendations that we will talk about next.
The interview often begins with a story about yourself – here you need to briefly describe the following points:
- where did you study and what experience do you have in IT,
- where did you previously work or do an internship,
- what was your job title?
- what duties did you perform,
- what skills do you have that match the position you are interviewing for?
Try to write down the answers, keeping in mind that it should take about 2-3 minutes to pronounce them. Self-presentation is an important part of the interview in which you show your organizational abilities, level of communication skills, understanding of the job and relevant skills.
Advice. It is important to ask the recruiter all the questions that interest you and find out all the nuances.
The main thing is to be open, honest and show your interest in the company and position you are interviewing for.
Of course, no one can predict all the questions you will be asked in an interview. However, there is a list of the questions that will be definitely asked.