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“Assure Me One Thing, Can You Do the Job?”

Keep in mind that every technical question that your interviewers ask intents to test your readiness to do a job, not a test on your ability to memorize texts.

After discussing with over hundred interviewers, we have identified the following two categories of questions from your chosen domain area and the strategies you can readily use when you respond to a specific question.

Susan Matthews, Senior Consultant, Espoir InnoLearn

Strategies to Answer Semi-Technical Questions.

A four word sentence, ‘Yes, I Assure You’ doesn’t work here. Through an optimum combination of words and actions, you must create confidence in your interviewers’ mind. And, the interviewer should start thinking, ‘Wow! Great Catch! We Must Hire This Candidate’.

If your body doesn’t emit such an assurance, your hard earned qualifications are of no use. Its a waste of money, time and energy. Above all it is a tragedy.

Strategies to Answer Pure Technical Questions.

The following are the two types of questions you face from your chosen domain specialization. From the nature of the question and the way in which it is thrown at you, you can guess which strategy you should follow.

Pure Technical questions: This is a straight technical question and calls for straight technical answer. There is no room for subjectivity. For example, if you are a Mechanical Engineer and faced with the question “What is fuel efficiency?”, You must explain fuel efficiency in generic terms without mimicking text books, but including all technical terminologies.

Semi-Technical questions: These questions are from your domain expertise, but very practical in nature. It has economic, ergonomic or social angles. Therefore, there is no pure technical answer. For example, if you are a Mechanical Engineer and faced with the question “How to improve fuel efficiency of our cars?”, You might have to explain different types of cars and different types of fuel efficiencies and the challenges to improving fuel efficiency.

Strategies to Answer Pure Technical Questions

Most companies have various stages in their hiring process. If you received an interview call, you van be sure that the company is satisfied with education, your grades, and your experience or the status of a fresh graduate. You can also be sure that they have the results of the technical proficiency or screening test conducted by them.


Even then, since your job involves technical content, pure technical questions are bound to come up. The most important strategy here is not to attempt answer these question in a text book style. You must use your conversational style with maximum technical terms impregnated into the answer!

If you are not a fresher, or new to the field, and really know your subject from practical experience, then in any particular area, you should also be able to say what could go wrong. If you are new to the field or a fresh graduate, you can answer the question articulately with InterviewMax Programs.

Other interview candidates who don't have your experience or if they had only done a course on the subject, wouldn't be able to answer any questions on what might go wrong. If they had only been slightly exposed to the technical subject then their replies to such technical interview questions would probably be very limited.

But if you had genuine and extensive experience of a technical area, then you could probably give a lengthy answer about the possible problems and their solutions.

Technical interviewers look for logical thinkers and problem solvers. Therefore, you will find success if you can explain the reasons behind your thinking, and proactive approaches one can apply to avoid problems.

From an interviewer's point of view, someone who knows what can go wrong demonstrates knowledge more effectively than giving someone a technical test. Knowing what can go wrong and the ways of avoiding it is the way to produce a successful outcome to any technical task.

What to do if your interviewer does not ask technical interview questions like that? This is a golden opportunity! You should aim to turn the interview round so that you are able to bring out your knowledge of the particular technical area or skill that they need to know about.

Therefore, before you go to the interview, think about all the things that may go wrong in this area or when applying this particular skill. Also think about how you have solved these problems to make them right.

So, when you go to the interview, be determined to get this across; that you know what the issues are and how you can solve them. Don't just passively sit there and answer the questions they ask. It should be quite straightforward to bring up the topic of the problems that occur and the solutions you have come up with.

If such a discussion doesn't come out readily during your interview, when they ask if you have any questions you should immediately ask them about the main problems that they have had at their offices or factories or sites. Then take the initiative to discuss how they are solving them. You can then go on to talk about similar problems that you have had and what you have done to correct them. If they haven't come across some of these issues yet, they might be very keen to have you on board for when they do.

But even if they have come across the problems, by bringing them up you will show your understanding of the subject and that you are able to sort out problems that can occur.

If you go through the company website, you will get an idea about their operations and can prepare a list of technical interview questions about what can go wrong and prepare some statements about how you would put it right; go to the interview determined that you are going to make this point.

Technical interviews are gateways to your desired job and career. But still you have to face the competition, so you must be prepared before time. We at InterviewMax are equipped with modern tools and methodologies that are the results of years of research and battle-tested!

Strategies to Answer Semi-Technical Questions

Interviewers are trained and paid to look into the following aspects: Do you have sufficient experience, training, education, aptitude, and interest to be productive? Can you deliver what the organization needs from this position? How has your background prepared you for this job? What have you achieved up to now? What do you know about this job and company?

In most interviews, the majority of questions asked are to determine whether you can actually do the job for which you are interviewing. If your answers do not clearly demonstrate that you can do the required tasks, you will likely not be considered a serious candidate for the job.

Many questions that assess the extent of your qualifications are of a highly specific nature, differing from job to job and industry to industry, and so are not appropriate for this short website article. However, various InterviewMax Programs and Products will make sure you are prepared for any job-specific questions that you could be asked. For instance, if you are interviewing for a highly technical job in .Net, Java, Electrical Engineering or financial Management, Espoir InterviewMax Programs and Products will guide you and make you ready for technical questions!

As we discussed earlier, Semi-Technical questions are from your domain expertise, but very practical in nature. It has economic, ergonomic or social angles. Therefore, there is no pure technical answer. For example, if you are a Mechanical Engineer and faced with the question “How to improve fuel efficiency of our cars?”, You might have to explain different types of cars and different types of fuel efficiencies and the challenges to improving fuel efficiency.

The primary strategy for dealing with this type of question is to provide concise and concrete information. Be sure to:

Answer with conclusive and clear-cut information.

Offer facts, figures, and statistical proof to support your  arguments.

Provide practical examples.

Discuss your past experience with similar work, summarizing the tasks you can do and have done.

List how your strongest skills area associated with this.

Find an opportunity to describe your accomplishments in detail, including outcomes of successful projects, proposals, and so on.

Outline your relevant knowledge associated with this problem.

Describe your education and training associated with this area of specialization.

Sure-Fire Method to Strike Gold in Technical Interviews

Given below is the InterviewMax Method for answering Technical Questions.

Interviewers are trained to look for the following traits in every answer you give and activity you engage during the interview. Therefore, it is highly recommended to intertwine the following characteristics in each answer you give during the interview.


Interview Success Traits

Area of Specialization: Mechanical Engineering

1

Adaptability

How Will You Demonstrate Adaptability in Mechanical Engineering?

2

Competence

How Will You Demonstrate Competence in Mechanical Engineering related subjects?

3

Confidence

How Will You Demonstrate Confidence in Mechanical Engineering related subjects?

4

Creativity

How Will You Demonstrate Creativity in Mechanical Engineering?

5

Dedication

How Will You Demonstrate Dedication to Mechanical Engineering related subjects?

6

Dependability

How Will You Demonstrate that you are Dependable in Mechanical Engineering related subjects?

7

Easygoing nature

How Will You Demonstrate your Easygoing Nature in Mechanical Engineering related activities?

8

Enthusiasm

How Will You Demonstrate your Enthusiasm in Mechanical Engineering related subjects?

9

Leadership ability

How Will You Demonstrate Leadership Ability  in Mechanical Engineering related activities?

10

Motivation

How Will You Demonstrate Your Higher Motivation Level in undertaking Mechanical Engineering related work?

11

Problem-solving ability

How Will You Demonstrate Your Problem Solving Ability  in Mechanical Engineering?

12

Resourcefulness

How Will You Demonstrate Resourcefulness in Mechanical Engineering related activities?

Questions can be thrown at you in thousands of ways. However, if you have deep rooted understanding of the following questions and its answers, you are empowered to answer most of the questions, in a way  that gives the interviewer great confidence to hire you.

Example for a candidate with Mechanical Engineering as his/her Area of Specialization.

During InterviewMax Programs, you will learn how to customize your answers to similar questions so that you will be able to excite your interviewer to hire you.

Sure-Fire Method to Strike Gold in Technical Interviews.

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