Face-to-Face Interview

In-person interviews are a critical component of your job search process because employers create a perception of you beyond your work experience and achievements. Employers notice your mannerisms, conversation style, professional appearance and ability to communicate effectively among other qualities.

Positive body language makes you appear professional, confident and motivated. It is also important to use a solid handshake and maintain good posture and eye contact, both of which communicate self-assurance. Other factors that contribute toward an effective face-to-face interview include your preparedness, the attire you choose and the conciseness of your communication. Just as with the phone interview, familiarize yourself with the employer, job position and range of products or services the company offers. In addition, ask probing questions to show you're a self-starter and that you're interested in the job.

Be prepared to answer questions during your interview that evaluate and measure your knowledge, skills and technical competencies. It is not uncommon to take a technical or logic test based on the core functions of the job. These exams help determine your skill set, skill levels and thought process, as well as your personality type and other traits that are not reflected on your resume. Use the technical test as a tool and refer to questions on it to further demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. This is your chance to establish what makes you the most suitable candidate for the job.

Finally, a frequently asked question is the salary or fee you expect. Support your answer with information from your research into the quality of the hiring company and similar enterprises along with an assessment of your skills and experience used to place you at the level of the compensation range you anticipate for the position.  Should your request be above the salary being offered be prepared to have a minimum amount you would accept if offered the job. Our IT job placement approach includes negotiating your anticipated compensation.