Posted on February 18, 2020 by Brandon Ruse .
5 Simple Ways To Ace Your Next Business Intelligence Interview – Part 2
The BI and analytics industry is expected to soar to a value of $26.50 billion by the end of 2021. Moreover, companies that use BI analytics are five times more likely to make swifter, more informed decisions. In this second post of our 5 part mini blog series, we will show you how preparation will help you ace your next business intelligence interview.
Are you truly prepared to ace your next business intelligence interview? In the age of automation, business information and intelligence, if utilized strategically, has the power to propel a business far above their competitors as well as exponentially boost brand awareness and profitability. This makes business intelligence roles extremely valuable to corporations.
According to Forbes, “dashboards, reporting, end-user self-service, advanced visualization, and data warehousing are the top five most important technologies and initiatives strategic to BI in 2018.” How do your skills line up with these initiatives? Are you ready to succeed in your next business intelligence interview?
5 Simple Ways To Ace Your Next Business Intelligence Interview
2) Come Prepared – Know Exactly What the Role Demands
Being prepared is crucial to helping you ace your next business intelligence interview. It’s imperative that you know what your role demands and how your skills match the expectations laid out in the job description.
Tips To Ensure You’re Prepared For Your BI Interview
- Understand the Job Requirements
- Take the time to upskill
- Present Your Best Projects
Being prepared helps you to not only look the part but to exude confidence and improve your chances of getting the job. One of the major aspects of preparation that Forbes promotes is ensuring that you are ready with your own set of questions.
According to Forbes Contributor Dawn Graham, “This can be a ‘make or break’ part of the interview, and I have seen things turn around both ways (in favor of or against a candidate) depending on how they respond to this inquiry: ‘Do you have any questions for us?’”
Graham advises that “No” is never an acceptable answer and shares that you should always have more questions than you’ll need. This shows that you’ve thought the process through and that you are curious about the role and organization you’d like to work for. Don’t rely on your memory for your questions, come prepared with them written down. This further shows your prep work and ensures that your nerves won’t get the best of you. Preparation isn’t just about researching the organization; it also includes being well-dressed and presenting yourself in a professional manner.
Stay tuned for the next mini-blog in this series. We will be releasing a short blog twice a week to help you ace your next business intelligence interview!
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