Hey all. I hope to get some interviews next month. but I never have been in an interview before and I don't know anything about it. I am not asking for some interview questions but I want to know how to behave in the interviews.. will the interveiwer give me a paper full of questions (like Describe the RMI srtucture and ....) or he will give me an algorithm to interpret it to a method ? or maybe he will give a PC and ask me to implements some application to build or ..... I am really feel nervous and I need some help. thanks.
We don't know either! At times the best way out is through it!
Some tips : 1. Be polite. 2. Be truthful. 3. Prepare well. And do your best. 4. Do not 'worry' too much if u miss something. Example, if on arriving at the place you find u forgot some paper, do not worry so much as it will affect the interview! 5. Remember there can be other reasons also when u r not hired. Do not feel so down that it affects your future job searches.
Alongwith being a good coder, try to be a good professional as well!
Originally posted by John Todd: Hey all. .. I want to know how to behave in the interviews.. will the interveiwer give me a paper full of questions (like Describe the RMI srtucture and ....) or he will give me an algorithm to interpret it to a method ? or maybe he will give a PC and ask me to implements some application to build or ..... I am really feel nervous and I need some help. thanks.
Basically you are asking the bahavoir of hiring company,Am I right?'Testing' the person varies from company to company and person's profile. If you are fresher(in India),companies conduct C and aptitude test followed by group discussion and technical interview and then HR.Medium to big companies select freshers by this process. For those having between > 2 years and <4 years,there could be only technical test and technical interview and HR round.<br /> >4 years,technical interview followed by HR round. What questions to be asked in technical test depends on how management sees the technical people,i.e. programmers,engineers etc.Some companies ask 'Java technical' test to take which will include Basic servlet,JSP,RMI,JDBC(drivers) etc questions and core java questions. Very few companies rigourously test on Algorithms and preformance etc.
Interviews are like parachuting, it's scary the first few times, but once you get used to it it feels normal. I highly recommend talking to your friends and family and trying to do mock interviews. If you're still in school, some career centers offer this service, as do some unemployment centers in the US (and you don't have to b unemployed or laid off to use the free service).
In general, as Tina said, be calm and polite. Confidence is huge. I distinctly remember the first two interviews I conducted: one guy was clearly smarter, but the other came off better and my gut was for the latter guy.
Also remember that when asked open ended questions (e.g. how would you approach this problem) or brain teasers, talk through your thinking. Often times how you approach the problem is more important than if you get the right answer.
Finally, feel free to ask for interview questions--that's not considered cheating. (I'd first recommend searching this forum and others for the words "interview questions" to see what's been discussed in the past.)
Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit
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