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Interview: Tips & Advice (graduates)

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What kind of candidates does your firm look to hire? What tips and advice would you offer potential candidates? How would you recommend candidates best prepare for the interview?

2014

"Be honest about your ability. There is no harm brushing up on your skills that you have submitted as part of the application. For the assessment itself I would say to be yourself and relax. With regard to the team activities especially don't be afraid to get involved."
Midlevel, Dublin
"The best advice I can give is to revise coding skills and research the company."
Graduate, Belfast
"Have a positive attitude, research the company, know as much as possible about software testing, be open and truthful and be yourself."
Entry level, Dublin
"Before the interview think about why you applied for role, what makes you a good fit. Be prepared for the initial phone screening and have your CV to hand."
Graduate, Dublin
"Research the company before applying, as well as what is involved in software testing. Get familiar with different methods of testing that are used."
Entry level, Dublin
"I would say it is a good idea to learn a lot about the company and also Wikipedia is a great source for software testing information. Learn about what it takes to be a good consultant."
Graduate, Dublin
"Research the company well, be prepared for the interview on the day and brush up on basic IT knowledge for the assessment process which takes place on same day as the interview."
Graduate, Dublin
"Have a look at logical reasoning tests and at websites about testing. Get a general knowledge on it. Read up on SQS and what they do, where they are based. Think of some questions to ask on the day to show your interest. Be yourself! The interviewers are very nice on the day and not intimidating at all."
Graduate, Dublin
"Know the company brand well and be aware of the testing process."
Graduate, Belfast
"Brush up on your programming skills and aptitude tests in general."
Graduate, Dublin

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