Posted on February 18, 2020 by Brandon Ruse .

Share Post

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

1) The First 5 Minutes Matter Most!

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!

Our Program 

Colaberry has been providing one-of-a-kind, career-oriented training in data analytics and data science since 2012. We offer instructor-led onsite and online classes. Learn with us in person on our campus in Plano, Texas or remotely from the comfort of your home. We have helped over 5,000 people to transform their lives with our immersive bootcamp-style programs.

In-Demand Skills

Colaberry training programs equip you with in-demand tech and human skills.  Our up-to-date lessons and carefully crafted curriculum set you up for success from day one. Throughout the training and the job search, our mentors will support and guide you as you transition into a fast-paced and exciting field of data analytics and data science. 

Project-Based Learning

Our programs integrate projects that are based on real-world scenarios to help you master a new concept, tool or skill. We work with you to build your portfolio to showcase your skills and achievements. 

Award Winning Learning Platform

You will be learning using our homegrown technology platform Refactored AI that is recognized as “Most Promising Work of the Future Solution” in a global competition by MIT SOLVE. Our platform also received General Motors “Advanced Technology” prize  and McGovern Foundation’s “Artificial Intelligence for Betterment of Humanity” prize. 

Placement Assistance

Colaberry’s program, platform and ecosystem empowers you with skills that you need to succeed in your job interviews and transition into a high paying careers. Over 1/3rdof Colaberry graduates receive job offers after their first in-person interview. We provide you continuous mentoring and guidance until you land your job; and provide you post placement support for twelve months so that you not only survive but thrive in your career. . 

Financial Aid

At Colaberry, we strive to create opportunities for all. We work with each individual to ensure the cost of the training does not hold them back from becoming future-ready. We offer various payment plans, payment options and scholarships to work with the financial circumstances of our learners. 

Military Scholarship

Colaberry is committed to supporting men and women who have served our country in uniform. As part of this commitment, we offer Military Scholarships to enable active-duty and retired military members to transition into civilian life. We have already helped numerous veterans by creating a pathway to rewarding and exciting careers in data science and data analytics. We hold alumni events, and provide an extensive support system and a strong community of veterans to help our students succeed. Contact our enrollment team to find out more about how we can help you. 

Apply Now to Start Your New Career!

Share Post