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Interview Tips

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Luca Talent will help you find the perfect job. Acing the interview is ultimately up to you, but here are some hints to make the process easier.

  • Be prepared to discuss technologies listed on your resume. For example, if you list Java or Python as technical competencies, you should expect technical question about your experience with these technologies. It’s also helpful to review the job description before your interview to align your qualifications against the job’s specific requirements and responsibilities.
  • Please ask questions if you need clarification. We want the interview process to be collaborative. We also want to learn what it would be like to work with you on a day-to-day basis in our open environment. If you are asked a question, but not given enough information to solve the problem, drill down to get the information that you need. If that information isn’t available, focus on how you would attempt to solve the problem given the limited information you have. Often times, we have to make quick decisions in the absence of all of the relevant data.
  • When answering questions, be as concise and detailed in your response as possible. We realize it’s hard to gauge how much information is too much versus not sufficient enough; an effective litmus test is pausing after your succinct response to ask if you’ve provided enough detail, or if the interviewer would like you to go into more depth.

We want to hire smart, passionate people. Please reflect on what motivated you to pursue a career with this company and be prepared to speak to it. Although “Why this company?” is a standard type of question, it’s not a check-the-box type of formality for us. We genuinely want to understand what inspired you to explore an opportunity with us, so we get a better sense of who you are. It’s also appreciated when a candidate has put thought into a few questions for the interviewer. It goes a long way when you’ve taken the initiative to research the company prior to your interview.

30% of successfully interviewing is all about your enthusiasm, excitement, and energy.

  • Smile and stay positive.
  • Relax, but stay alert.
  • Use eye contact.
  • Be yourself.
  • Ask questions about the position, company and the interviewer. (Get them talking about themselves, and listen).
  • Never get too comfortable. Remain professional and on guard. This is a main reason why many people do not excel in final interviews.

30% of the interview is about showing that you have the skills and desire to conduct the responsibilities of the position.

  • Offer specific examples of prior work, and projects, or duties that relate to each question that is asked of you.
  • Do not offer general sweeping answers without specific examples.
  • Always use examples of responsibilities that relate to the employer’s area of expertise and the position you are
    applying for.

30% of the interview is selling yourself.

  • Describe your skills.
  • Communicate your passions that relate to the position you are interviewing for.
  • Show them that you can get along with others and that you can address questions in an organized fashion.
  • Always make sure to be excited, but not too dominating that your lead the discussion process.

10% of the interview is the close. The interview is a sales call; you are the product.

  • Ask questions.
  • Overcome objections.
  • Tell them your interest level, availability, and why you are a superior candidate.
  • And this is the hardest part, have fun! Candidates that enjoy the meeting get the job.

Find the Perfect Job

How To Prepare For Your Interview:

  • We recommend that both men and women for all interview stages wear conservative professional attire.
  • Always dress for success.
  • Make sure to research the employer and position you are interested in and be on time.
  • We do not represent candidates that do not possess knowledge and passion about the position that they are applying for. Remember that not being prepared tells an employer that you do not respect their time.
  • Make sure to be on time. Do not be late and do not show up 30 minutes early. If you arrive 30 minutes early, you can review notes, check your attire, spruce yourself up, and then walk in 10 minutes before the interview time.
  • Bring a pen and notebook to takes notes during the interview.
  • Prepare questions to ask during the interview.
  • Greet everyone in the office with a smile and hello.
  • Make sure to write down notes to help you remember the highlights of the interview (write down your questions, impressions, and notes about your performance). This will help you in the future interviews and writing thank you letters.
  • Directly after any client interview, make sure to call your Luca Talent Account Executive to provide feedback on the interview. (All feedback is critical)
  • ALWAYS email a thank you letter with-in 24 hours, preferably the same day you interview.