Select Page
Win That Job Before Interview

As we all know, an interview can be one of the most intimidating things you do when looking for a new job. 

Before getting to an interview, you need to have a resume to talk for you. However, resume writing is a skill you can delegate to someone else. But interviewing is something only you can do, so it’s a critical skill to master. 

 Interviews are somewhat unpredictable. You cannot know for sure what questions you’re going to be asked, and you might be asked to write code on the spot—a scary proposition for many. 

But what if there was a way to “hack” the interview so that it was basically a formality?

You might expect me to go in-depth into the strategy for passing a

technical interview here, but instead, I’m going to focus on

something much more important. I’m going to help you gain an advantage

that will make it, so the cards are in your favour before you even get

into the interview. 

Sceptical?

The Quickest Way to “pass” an Interview

Imagine this scenario: you walk into a job interview, shake the interviewer’s hand, and as he looks at you, his face lights up with an impression of knowing you. Like if they say, “Hey, I know you.”

If that happens during an interview, what do you think your chances of

getting offered the job are? 

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you can get hired for a job by

not representing skills you don’t have and just being famous or friendly.

But what I am saying is that there are many technically competent

developers who are applying for a single job, and the most significant factor determining which one gets it isn’t technical ability.

To put it simply, the quickest way to pass an interview is to get the

interviewer to like you. There are many ways to do this,

most of which can be done before the interview even starts.

The key to “hacking” the interview is to start thinking about a strategy

for the interview before it begins. 

Let me Tell u How I got my current job

For my current job, I wasn’t looking for any. However, I’ve got a message from the recruiter with a very tempting offer on Linkedin. He persuaded me to give him a call and chat about it. I remember that he told me, Mandy, you don’t lose anything if you attend the interview – he was very good at his job. 

So, he managed to get me into the interview, which was an absolute formality. I also could negotiate my salary package with $15000 above the original offer because I knew they want me 🙂

What could be better than this ?!

Make Yourself Known

I came up with three main things to make you known to your interviewer by leveraging Linkedin:

  • Present Yourself professionally
  • Expand your network
  • Get Recognized

It’s no secret that LinkedIn is the top professional social networking site with 133 million users in the U.S. alone and reaching 200 countries and territories worldwide. 

Per surveys, 87% of recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn as part of their candidate search. Therefore, It’s crucial to:

  1. Treat your LinkedIn profile as your online resume.
    1. Professional photo
    2. Comprehensive about current skills and objectives.
    3. Highlight recent experience.
    4. Add as many as details you can.
  2. Show a good reputation 
    1. Get as much as recommendation possible.
  3. Be active on LinkedIn and authentic and current
    1. Post any articles you write, videos you post, and so on. 
  4. Build Recognition – 
    1. Get involved with groups and interact with others on LinkedIn. The more you interact and post as a professional, the more you’ll be noticed.
  5. Expand your network:
    1. Follow the companies you’re interested in.
    2. Get involved in LinkedIn Professional Groups: This will help expand your networkshow your expertise (when you engage in online conversations and answer questions that come up), and possibly connect you to the organizations you want to work for in the future. 
    3. Research your future boss and executive team. Before going in for an interview, you can use LinkedIn to research hiring managers and interviewers to find out about their likes, interests, and more. Then, you can leverage this information to create relatability and show that you’ve done your homework during your interview.

You’ll still have to prove that you’re actually technically competent, but

if you can convince the interviewer that you are a go-getter who

doesn’t let any obstacle stop you, not only they will probably like you,

but there is a good chance they’ll hire you as well.

Now, What Do You Need to Do?

  1. Jump on your LinkedIn and update your profile.
  2. Build up the good reputation
  3. Present your skill and knowledge by posting 
  4. Interacting with your network
  5. Expanding your network

And that’s it, for your following interview you will be a very well-known face.

Join Sky-high Software Engineers Community

Related Articles

What Does a Solution Designer Do?

The Solution Designer role primarily is to take high-level customer/business requirements and translate them into cost-effective technical, functional, and operational design specifications and work with the solutions all the way through into post-go-live. Liaise with...

How To Be Living As A Digital Nomad – 7 Pros and Cons

Ever wondered about living a free lifestyle, travelling and exploring the wonders around the world, and meeting new people. All this while working whenever you want and wherever you want. We call this lifestyle a Digital Nomadic life. Digital nomads travel to...

What Does a Solution Designer Do?

The Solution Designer role primarily is to take high-level customer/business requirements and translate them into cost-effective technical, functional, and operational design specifications and work with the solutions all the way through into post-go-live. Liaise with...

Top Tech Summits of 2021

As a software engineer or developer, you might have heard about Tech Summits every now and then. So, What Are These Tech Summits, and why are they important for you to grow professionally? We will take a look at this. Stay tuned with us until the end of this video....

What Does a Solution Designer Do?

The Solution Designer role primarily is to take high-level customer/business requirements and translate them into cost-effective technical, functional, and operational design specifications and work with the solutions all the way through into post-go-live. Liaise with...

How to Avoid Developer Burnout (8 Simple Tips)

Is your work stress causing you to feel helpless and completely exhausted both mentally and physically? This may be the sign that you are facing Burnout. According to the Help Guide, Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive...

0 Comments

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *