Most technical interviews in the computer engineering field normally take the form of asking a candidate to create a working system using only a computer (an example is using the Windows operating system) and then asking the candidate to then write an initial solution to a particular problem in computer code on a piece of whiteboard – explaining every step of the process from beginning to end. The candidate who gets the best answers wins a position in the company, although there are usually a number of other things that might also be asked during the interview. This article will go through the technical job interview questions which are likely to be asked during a technical interview.
One of the first questions that you will have to answer is whether you have any experience working in the same technology. Most jobs at a technical company require previous experience in the area of the interview. If you don’t have enough experience, you may be given a series of short tasks to complete. In some cases, these tasks may be designed to simulate the kinds of problems you would encounter in real-world projects. However, this will still need to be verified by the employer.
Another way to answer this question is by explaining how you think the problem was solved previously, or by giving an example of an application that has been released in public. It will be very important to demonstrate that you understand what you are answering, as this is the one thing that a prospective employer will be judging your performance on.
Some employers ask for examples of your work. For example, if you are doing a proofreading for a large project, they will want to see examples of your work from the last few years, along with some recent work. To answer this question, you will need to show them some examples of your past work and explain how it was done, and what errors it made.
One of the most common technical interview questions that is often asked is ‘tell me about your experiences’. You should be able to give the employer an insight into your experiences, not just what your technical skills are, but also the challenges you have faced over the past few years. If you have had problems, then the interviewer will like to know them. If you have had success, the interviewer will want to hear more about it and so will you.
If you have not done anything in your career that relates to the problem, then you may want to present yourself as someone who has experience with the problem itself. By presenting yourself as a problem solver, the interviewer can see that you are open minded, flexible and are able to come up with solutions and can think outside of the box.
If the interviewer asks about what you have heard, read up on the problem, and have heard, you will be asked to describe how you were able to resolve the problem. If you are unsure what to say, then just tell the interviewer, ‘I have nothing to add about this particular problem’. If the interviewer asks you to elaborate further, you can answer the same way: ‘I have nothing to add about this problem’. Just tell the interviewer exactly what you have heard or read, and leave it at that.