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1. Firstly, reflect back on your past experiences and achievements by going through your resume to sell yourself
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Note: The Java training dashboard has "16 key areas to do well in Java". The technical key areas are vital to sell
yourself or set you apart from your competition. I am yet to work for an organization that did not face challenges relating
to performance, scalability, security, concurrency, etc.
2. Secondly, understand your prospective employers' requirements and correlate the requirements to your
experiences & achievements so that you can convince your prospective employer as to how you can add value.
3. Thirdly, research the organization you will be interviewing with. Employers like to hire those who show real interest
in them.
4. Y ou have no control over what questions get asked, and also not expected to know everything. Interviews are not
memory contests to see who gets the most questions right. The quality and clarity of the answers you give to some
of the key questions will not only make you standout from your competition, but also make your interviewers overlook
other shortcomings like not having enough experience with a particular framework/technology or not knowing answers to
some other less important questions.
5. Open ended questions don't have right or wrong answers, and give you the greatest opportunity to sell yourself
with quality answers with good practical examples. Focus on the 16 key areas to answer open ended questions.
6. Most of the interviewers start with your resume, and then get into more technical questions. Brush up on the
fundamental technical questions. If you are confused about what to prepare, I have put together some books and
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7. Answer the following question -- Q. Why are you better than the other developers? [Hint: Sell yourself as a well
rounded professional and not just as a techie, e.g. ability to look at the big picture, ability see things from both technical and
business perspective, SAR based answers to technical key areas, etc.]
8. Steps 4 and 5 can give you the much needed confidence in the interviews. It is natural to be nervous, but think of each
interview as a free training session where you get to assess your strengths and weaknesses.
9. Interviews are not just technical contests, and it is an opportunity for both parties to assess each other. With some
preparation and know-how, you can stand-out from the pack. Right "Attitude" is equally important. No body knows
everything. If anyone things he/she does, others would not want to work with a such person. So, if you don't know, say you
don't know. Y our soft skills like communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work as a team and personal traits like
positive attitude, honesty, passion, etc will be under scrutiny in your job interviews as you will need to work as a team to
get things done at your next job. It can be easier to work with your computer than working with people with different
personalities. So, don't feel too discouraged by not performing too well in the technical questions, and maintain your
composure throughout the interview. Y our soft skills and right attitude could win you the next job.

10. Books and blog posts can only guide and help you learn from others' experience. But for real success, you need to proactively apply what you learn by experiencing it yourself. There is not substitute for hands-on experience.

11. Hope this site helps you open more doors as it has helped many others. I will endeavor to add more resources to this
blog. Stay tuned by subscribing to this blog.

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