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How to increase your chances of getting interviews and job offers in tech

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Do you want to pursue a profession in technology? In that case, you've come to the right place! The many actions you may take to make sure you get your foot in the door of the IT business will be discussed in this article. We'll talk about things like building a CV, networking, and interview prep. For more details, continue reading!

Some good strategies for finding work

There are so many ways to kickstart your job search here are a few which worked well for me:

  1. Create a résumé and cover letter specifically for the position you're looking for. It's crucial to emphasise your relevant qualifications and experiences and demonstrate how they relate to the role.
  2. A network is essential! Do not be hesitant to seek informative interviews or advise on career prospects from others in your business or area of interest. Who knows who could be able to assist you in finding your next position?
  3. Be willing to evaluate various work options and have an open mind. Although you may have a certain professional route in mind, it's crucial to remain adaptable and take into account any new opportunities that may present themselves.
  4. After the interview, follow up. Sending the interviewers a thank-you email will assist you express your gratitude for the chance and maintain your name in their minds while they decide who to hire.
  5. Develop your interviewing abilities. Take the time to practise responding to typical interview questions and to research the firm ahead if you want to feel confident and prepared for job interviews.

Creating a Resume/CV

When you’re looking for a job in tech, your resume is your most important asset. It should be crafted carefully to highlight your skills and qualifications. Include any relevant education, experience, or other qualifications that make you stand out from the crowd. Additionally, be sure to double-check for typos or grammatical errors. A mistake-free resume could be the deciding factor in whether or not you get an interview.

The Network

Networking is key when it comes to getting your foot in the door of the tech industry. Make connections with people who are already working in tech, attend networking events, and join online professional groups to increase your visibility. These connections can help you learn more about the industry, gain insider knowledge on job openings, and get an introduction to potential employers.


Increase your chances of finding a job: Being open to different job opportunities can increase your chances of finding a job, especially if you're in a competitive job market or if you're just starting out in your career. By considering a wider range of options, you can increase the number of potential employers you can apply to and increase your chances of finding a job that's a good fit for you.

Preparing for Interviews

Once you’ve put in the work to land an interview, it’s time to prepare! Research the company and the job you’re applying for, and practice common interview questions. Be sure to have at least one technical question prepared to demonstrate your knowledge. Additionally, have a few questions of your own to ask the interviewer. This shows that you’re engaged and have done your research.

Be humble and grateful

Keep yourself top of mind: By following up after an interview, you can help keep yourself top of mind with the interviewer(s) as they make their hiring decision. This can increase your chances of getting the job, especially if you're competing with other candidates.

Overall, following up after an interview can show your appreciation, reinforce your qualifications, clarify any questions or concerns, and help keep you top of mind with the interviewer(s). It's a simple but important step in the job application process that can make a big difference in your chances of getting the job.

The end goal

Getting a job in tech can feel daunting, but with the right preparation, you can set yourself up for success. Start by crafting a resume that stands out, then use networking to increase your visibility and make connections. Finally, prepare for your interviews by researching the company and practising common questions.

By following these tips and continuing to learn and grow in your field, you can increase your chances of getting interviews and job offers. Remember, it's not always about being the most qualified candidate – it's about showing enthusiasm and determination, and being the right fit for the company and the role. Good luck with your job search!

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Top comments (7)

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Fannie Lin • Edited

As the tech startup founders, we have interviewed some of the engineers in SEA. I want to share a common mistake that interviewees usually pay less attention to which is communication through interviews.

They may or may not have good technical skills, but they fail to make me understand what they want to communicate, which leads to a loss of chance to convince me of their greatness.

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Jagroop Singh

Hi @andrewbaisden !!
I also want to share something that help me to get Interview Calls :
1) Particiaption in Open Source Repositories Contribution this would Increases lot's of chances of a person and this literaly helped me as it act as Plus point over others.
2) Creating Projects by Participating in Hackathons . It will give us lot's of benefits :
a) Creating Real World PRoject that Really solve some Problem.
b) Exposure to the HAckathon and learn Technical and Non Technical Points.
c) If win and stood in top performer than surely get rewards , goodies and cash price.
d) Act as a standout thing in resume.

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Rabiul Akand

Thank you very much 🥰

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Mudia Osagie

I’m going to save this for later. Thank you 😁

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Thomas Sentre

Thanks so much for this helpful article. I really appreciate.

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Andrew Baisden

Sure no problem there is more useful content on the way.

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Rickvian Aldi

whoa, no leetcode grinding mentioned at all, it reflects my 3 job interview so far (which i got accepted)

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