Interview Tips?

JSNJSN Member Posts: 45 ■■■□□□□□□□
I have an interview as a Network Systems Engineer next week, this is an ITIL environment. Any tips on acing the interview?

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  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIAdmin Posts: 451 Admin
    Here's a great sticky post that includes some interview tips! As for my personal tip, I would recommend that you demonstrate to your interviewer that you've done your research about the company, and that you're passionate about networking and system administration. If you have a home network, mention that! Also, make sure you have some meaningful questions for them, such as "how does this role contribute to the success of the department and the company?"

    Also, good luck next week!
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  • mikey88mikey88 CISSP, CySA+, Security+, Network+ and others Member Posts: 487 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Lookup some common interview questions and practice responding to them aloud. Your responses should be tailored to the job requirements and how you would succeed in that role.

    As already mentioned, research the company, ask good questions, dress professionally and show enthusiasm.  


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  • Basic85Basic85 Senior Member Member Posts: 176 ■■■□□□□□□□
    How much vetting do you do on the employer?  After leaving a nightmarish job, I"m more wary about where I work now, am I the only one?  
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youMod Posts: 2,746 Mod
    Bring a smile, a good handshake, dress nice and bring a notebook full of questions for them. Good luck.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIAdmin Posts: 451 Admin
    @JSN Have you had the interview yet? How did it go?
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  • BarbaradsBarbarads Member Posts: 16 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Put your question on Google and I see that experisjobs offers 20 tips.
    1. Research the industry and company.
    2. Clarify your "selling points" and the reasons you want the job.
    3. Anticipate the interviewer's concerns and reservations.
    4. Prepare for common interview questions.
    5. Line up your questions for the interviewer.
    6. Practice, practice, practice.
    7. Score a success in the first five minutes.
    8. Get on the same side as the interviewer.
    9. Be assertive and take responsibility for the interview.
    10. Be ready to handle illegal and inappropriate questions.
    The following 10 tips are omitted below. Of course, not every one can do it.

    In short, I wish you success.
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