How to Crush an In Person Data Analyst Job Interview

Shubhada More | Senior Resource Development Manager – Houston, TX

In person interviews give the opportunity for a candidate to really showcase who they are as a person and what they bring to the table when it comes to the position they are applying for.

Selling yourself to a potential employer is never easy, so it’s no wonder people get nervous. But, even if you feel like you’re ready for the interview, you hurt your chances with subtle blunders. Sometimes, the problem isn’t what you say, but what you’re conveying with your body language, so it’s important to be ready for anything.

This is your guide for crushing that in person data analyst job interview.

Past Experience
During the interview, it is extremely important to get across to the interviewer your experiences in your prior data analyst jobs. What have you done with important projects in the past and how has that experience proved useful in terms of the position you are applying for?

Another important aspect is being able to talk about the databases you have used in the past.
What types of data have you analyzed? What was the size of the data analyzed? How valuable was that data to the company? If there was ever an issue with the data, were you able to resolve this?

If you are able to bring up some analytical numbers from past projects, that is extremely useful in getting you the position. Knowing and being able to explain how valuable and accurate those numbers were for the company truly shows your expertise.

Make sure to tell the interviewer every skill you have, from soft skills to analytical skills. Not everything has to be about the numbers!

Personality
When it comes to a Data Analyst job interview, one may think it’s all about past experience, but having a great personality where you are able to communicate effectively is also something employers look for no matter the job position.
Being able to effectively communicate and create visual graphs is vital in the sense that it makes the analytics more engaging. Another important quality is being able to communicate to a group of people, whether large or small. Not everyone you present to knows numbers like you do, so being able to explain these numbers in layman’s terms is extremely beneficial. Bringing this important quality up during your data analyst job interview surely causes you to rise to the top of the data analyst candidate pool.

Another vital trait to have and mention during the interview is teamwork. Teamwork makes the dream work, right? Well it’s true! Being an excellent team player is crucial in terms of working with all types of people within the company you are applying for. Not everyone is going to be as technical as you, so realizing that and being able to work with everyone no matter their position is critical.

By knowing who you truly are and having confidence in your achievements is what sets you apart! Confidence goes a long way in convincing the interviewer that you’re the right person for the data analyst job. Coming in prepared for an interview with knowledge of your past analytical achievements, knowing and acknowledging your skills (both soft and analytical skills) helps set yourself apart from the competition. Good Luck!

About Genuent
Genuent is the technology staffing firm focused on delivering masterful technologists and resource solutions to solve complex technology and business challenges. Through relationships with our consultants and clients, Genuent is an element of change in the world of work. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Genuent services clients nationally across the entire technology spectrum. www.genuent.net