Interview

A guide to a successful technical interview – 4 questions you should know the answer to

Tips on how to pass the technical interview

By Bsyn Support

Report 1 Nov 2021
Technical Interview
Technical Interview

Technical Interview

The world of Tech is a fiercely competitive place. You need to stand out from the crowd in order to get hired. And you need to perform well once you land that job. There are a few things you can do to ensure that you’re ready for your technical interview. Mastering these skills will give you the confidence to nail that interview, get the job offer. Bear in mind that technical interviews are usually done in tech industries so some of the example questions will be specific to that.

In order to have a successful interview, you will need to be ready to discuss topics that range from your skills and experience to the challenges facing your industry. To help prepare you for your technical interview we will go over some examples of common questions:

What do you know about our company?

This will be the ice breaker question, employers do this initial test that you have researched the company and the job you are applying for. An example of how you could mess this up is doing very weak research, this happened at Peleton Technology. Alan Hattman, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Peloton Technology said

“They thought we were a bike company,” Hattman says. (Peloton Technology is a vehicle technology company. The interviewees had confused it with Peloton Cycle.) “They even talked about how they used our product and everything. So those were automatic fails. Do your homework. Research the job and the company you’re applying for.”

So make sure you have done a decent bit of research on the company you are applying for as you wouldn’t want to falter at the first hurdle.

What’s the most challenging/exciting project you have done in the past two years?

You should start preparing for this question long before you send out resumes. Preparing for this question can be overwhelming, but the first thing to do is to dig into your projects as you go. You need to focus on what parts of web development or app development you are passionate about, what motivates you, and what types of work you want to do in the future

Then, practice articulating that list, so if an interviewer asks you to explain a project from your portfolio, you’ll have more to say than a simple list of specs. Have a few different scenarios prepared so that if the question doesn’t really apply to your first idea you’ll have a backup.

What kind of tech projects do you work on in your spare time?

If you haven’t already picked up on it, passion goes a long way in tech, almost everyone I spoke to for this article mentioned it at some point. considers self-directed creative work a critical piece of assessing entry-level applicants and veteran candidates alike. The way an interviewee answers these types of questions shows employers what in tech they are really passionate about

The curveball question

So during the latter half of the interview, your interviewer is likely to throw a question your way that is completely unrelated to work and prior experiences, this is usually to relax the nerves at the end of the interview and get an idea of how socially adept you are. Remember there is no wrong answer just don’t give a one-word answer.


bsynergetic is a platform that provides a hub for students and graduates who are looking to network, find new job opportunities, and develop their career skills. We do this via our online platform, app, and events at universities. If you are interested in checking out some of our other content please visit our other articles about wide range of other industries.
 

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