How could one be successful in an interview? This would be one of the most lingering question to any job seekers who is heading towards a job interview. Sometimes, we attempt to logically arrive at few conclusions or rather get guided by few propositions of the whims and fancies of some agencies. However, a better way through is to capitalize on the opinion of hiring managers on how to be successful and stop wrecking your brains and mood states about “How and why this”
Perhaps, IT is one such profession nationally and globally where the hiring managers are keen in hiring the best and the brightest stuff unique in their cultural fit. In fact, an interview is all about making the best deal that match both the sides. Hence, definitely there should never be a space for Intimidation in the process of sharing the views and thoughts. So to start with an interview the foremost quality essential for a job seeker is to remain cool and in a relaxed mood state and not to mess up the situation by being nervous.
Obviously, the first lead that reaches the hiring manager and the blueprint that decides the progress of an interview will be the resume which the candidate forward to the employer. A completely updated and well drafted resume compact-able to the cultural climate and requirement of the employer will be half done in deciding the success, else you resume may not even get noticed by the employer though you may be competent to the expectation of the job profile. Also be cautious not to fabricate your resume with bogus stuff and unfamiliar details.
The key roles of the candidate in their previously done or ongoing projects and how they have taken initiatives and accommodated with the situations and what their future to look like will be the matter of interest to most of the hiring managers.
Usually in many MNC’s a candidate have to progress through 3 stages in the process of recruitment, first with a recruiter, then with hiring manager and finally to a panel composed of potential future team members. From the point of view of the Red Hat recruitment desk for sys admins one of the most essential competence apart from the technological expertise is the ability to collaborate with the open source community with the right words and right action. Hence the most sort aptitude that they look for is cordiality, politeness, mutual respect and easy going with others that would underline their culture fit, team fit and community fit. Hence community and collaboration are the watch words in the Red Hat recruitment process.
However, the candidates’ level of curiosity, passion, liveliness in the mundane task, ability to take ownership and the proficiency to keep updated in technology will be most appreciated by any recruiters. It will be always better to have some kinds of certifications like RHCE – Red Hat Certified Engineer which would be a clear indication that the candidate is serious and is capable to scale extra mile and is capable to work under pressure
Never the less don’t get stuck if such questions like “Tell me something that really makes you mad at work.” What would you say?