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Technology

ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

The technology sector focuses on research and development and manufacture in the creation of products. There are four major sectors in the technology industry: semiconductors, software, networking, and hardware. With the rise of electronics and computer technology, many innovative ideas and inventions often come from the technology sector and the employer often seeks individual who is both a technical and creative thinker.

QUESTION INTENT

An interview for an organization in the technology industry will include technical problem-solving, behavioural, and situational questions. The employer will be looking to determine you technical knowledge, skill, and ability levels to see if you fit the job's requirements. They will be looking to see how you solve problems and what your thought process is compatible with the company. Research the company’s product and prepare a portfolio that demonstrates you have the necessary skill and experience to do the job.

How do you keep your technology skills current?


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You have been assigned a project that requires the use of a new technology. How would you approach this situation?


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Share a time where you experienced a technology challenge? How did you manage the situation?


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What is the most exciting tech-driven project you have participated in? What was your role?


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Define an agile development process.


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What is a scrum sprint? What are the typical roles?


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Rate your proficiency in XYZ technology.


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What online resources do you use to help you with your work?


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What strengths do you think are most important in a tech position?


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What technology-related blogs, podcasts, tweets or websites do you follow?


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What are your favourite and least favourite technology products, and why?


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Are you using code from GitHub or contributing code to an open-source project in GitHub? Do you answer questions on Stack Overflow?


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How do you keep up to date with the latest technology?

For the interviewer to determine if you are interested in technology.

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Tell me about a large project you managed with little supervision.

In the position, you will likely be given large projects and they will expect you to work independently. They want to know that you will be able to handle this.

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Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that demonstrates your ability to manage your time and prioritize on your own.

Tell me about a time when you had to explain a complicated or technical idea to someone using simple terminology either verbally or in writing.

Do you understand that you will need to use simple language to explain a complex idea?

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Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that demonstrates your ability to use simple language to explain a complex idea.