Working in a big technology company like Facebook, Apple, or Google, is already a dream of many people. How not, adequate salaries, luxury offices, complete facilities, challenging work but still fun, all promised by these well-known companies.
However, it is not an easy matter to be a permanent employee of a large technology company. In addition to a long series of interview process, each interview also has a ‘trick’ question.
Not all questions can be answered easily, let alone the interviewer has a specific criteria to assess each answer submitted.
Here are tips for success to get away from interviews of major technology companies. These tips are delivered directly by a number of tech company officials.
What should you prepare to get through the interview process easily and smoothly, and can be accepted as an employee? Check out the more complete tips below.
1. Know the character of the company
The first tip was delivered by Global Head of Recruiting from the Facebook HRD team, Miranda Kalinowski. According to him, before applying for a job, make sure the applicant must know the character of the company.
“Find and explore your passion, whether in accordance with the character of the company you want to apply, because from there, if you successfully accepted, you will work with the heart,” said Miranda.
2. Be sure to know the desired position
Google’s Senior Vice President of Platform and Ecosystems, Hiroshi Lockheimer, lays out tips for getting applicants to know the type of position they want to apply.
According to him, do not jump straight from the position, because if (thankfully) accepted, the prospective employee will not be able to follow the workflow that has been set.
“It’s important for the applicant to know the category of job positions they want, not just ‘Oh, I want to work on Google,’ that’s it.There are a lot of positions in Google, and that position wants candidates who are good applicants in their respective fields,” Lockheimer ever met Tekno Liputan6.com on Google I / O 2017 in Mountain View, United States, some time ago.
“It’s all there’s a slot, so make sure you’re applying to the desired position because you feel capable and can really,” he added.
3. Do not be afraid to “Speak Up”
According to Managing Director of US Human Resources RBC Capital Markets, Liz Lieberman, do not be afraid for the applicant to speak in front of the interviewer.
Beropini, explaining the advantages and disadvantages, is one key to the success of an interview. However, do not be too overconfident when ‘sell yourself’ in a company, often the company assessed the confidence of excessive to be a factor of shortage of applicant candidates.
4. Prepare the answers as carefully as possible
In the eyes of Goldman Sachs Global Head of Human Capital Management, Edith Cooper, it is compulsory for applicant candidates to prepare answers to possible interviewer questions.
Although the question is not known what, at least prepare the shadow of the question so that later answers can be adjusted.
“If you have prepared the answer and it turns out to be connected with the question posed, the applicant’s candidate automatically feels better when talking, it is also a positive value for the candidate because it gives a good impression,” Cooper said.
5. Do not panic, keep “Stay Cool”
The last tip was delivered by HRD Vice President IBM Obed Louissant. According to him, the applicant candidate is a good idea to prepare mentally before the interview.
Panic is a face, but hide the panic by showing a positive aura. One of the keys is a smile. Because, a smile can make tense muscles become more relaxed.
“Smile can make us at least reduce the sense of panic and stay cool.Automatic, smile can also increase the confidence of the applicant candidates,” said Louissant.