Do you want to get in touch with relevant companies at IT-Day and create job openings for yourself? Then preparation and the right questions are your friends!
IT-Day is a unique opportunity to learn more about some of the companies that may become your future workplace. Therefore, you can make an effort to harvest as many gold nuggets as possible from the company representatives.
Some of the most important things you need to prepare are good, investigative questions that can give you the information you need to qualify for a position later. We have made a question guide for you to use when you meet the companies on IT-Day.
If you talk to a manager
Managers have hiring responsibilities. These are the ones who can give you a contract. Therefore, it is a good idea to ask questions about things such as the hiring process and what they typically look for when hiring.
What projects are you currently working on?
What competencies do you typically focus on when hiring an xxx?
When you hire new graduates, what is the most important thing for you?
What profiles do you already have in the team?
How is the company structured?
How would you characterise the way of working in the team?
I think what you do is extremely exciting, and I would like to know more about what it is like to work with you on a daily basis. Can you recommend me one of your employees who you think might want a cup of coffee and a chat?
What types of customers do you typically work with?
What areas will it be an advantage for me to familiarise myself with if I want to be part of your team? (industries, products, programming languages, customer types)
How is the hiring process with you?
Do you accept unsolicited applications - if so, how would you prefer to receive one?
Would it be okay if I sent you a short email or a follow-up on LinkedIn?
Do you have the time and opportunity to have a cup of coffee with me and talk about the possibilities with you?
If you talk to an employee
Talking to another employee who has a background similar to yours is a golden opportunity to learn more about the nature of work and the things that are important to become good at the job that may be yours in the future.
What tasks do you have?
When did you start working? How do you experience the development opportunities?
What does a typical workday look like for you?
What competencies would you say you use most often in your daily life?
What programming languages do you use?
What products do you have on the shelf?
Do you work mostly with development or operation in the department?
How does the collaboration in the team work? How about across the company?
How is the distribution of your work tasks?
What do you think is important to become good at the job?
What would you recommend me to focus on if I would like to apply for a job with you?
I am especially strong in [insert your own thesis]. Is this something you are working on with you?
How is the culture in the company?
How is the social environment?
What is the best thing about your job?
If you had to give me some good advice on how I can become part of your team, what would it be?