JOB SEARCH / JAN. 14, 2015
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How to Get Hired by Intel

Intel is one of the largest hardware providers in the IT industry. Any job working with Intel will set you up for life. Working within such an environment can lead to bigger and better things in the future, which is why so many people want to get hired here. But getting hired by Intel is no easy task. It’s difficult and even if you’re good enough there’s no guarantee they won’t go with the next guy.

So if you’re ready for it, let’s get started with your guide on how to get hired by Intel.

Search for What Is Available

Intel displays all their current job postings on their website. It’s the best place to look because they update it regularly; much faster than any other job search website. They provide a complete readout of what they’re looking for in candidates and what you can expect if you get hired. Pick out the choice that best suits you.

Once you’ve done this, it’s time to send your application. Spend as much time as you need on this. You’ll only get one chance at getting it right. Make sure that you’re suitable and that you haven’t left any lingering typos. Nothing will get your application rejected faster.

What Comes Next?

At this point, you have to wait. There are no accurate estimations as to how long you could end up waiting. Some people will spend days and some people will spend weeks waiting for a decision. It usually depends on how popular the position is. Intel experts will look over each application and weigh up the various merits of each. But this isn’t the end of the process for you.

If your application is successful, understand that you’re only on a short list. These candidates will move onto the following step.

The Interview

Any candidates that have made it this far will be invited to complete a specialised interview. These interviews don’t always take place in person. Remember, Intel is a globalised company and they accept applications from people all over the world. It isn’t practical to force every candidate to travel great distances to attend an interview. Interviews will therefore take place over the phone, in person, and even online; Skype is a particularly popular way of conducting interviews.

These interviews are just like those of any other job. You need to make sure you meet their expectations. Here are some top tips for passing the Intel interviewing stage:

  • Dress appropriately, if required. Business casual is usually the order of the day for this company. If you’re unsure, though, contact them and ask what they expect candidates to wear. Some positions do demand business formal wear.
  • Research the company. Show how passionate you are to work at Intel by brushing up on your knowledge of the company. An interviewer won’t be impressed if you ask a question that you would know the answer to if you had looked at the website. For some bonus points, ask some questions related to the company, based off your research.
  • Answer honestly. You really don’t need to say anything specific. They will ask you questions relating to your application and all you have to do is elaborate on any points you made.
  • Keep it on the right subject. It’s never good to start asking about salary and employee benefits at this stage. Any questions should be about the job and opportunities for advancement within the company.
  • Be yourself. It’s corny and it’s a cliché, but it still rings true. Intel does not want to talk to someone who’s pretending to be something they’re not.

 Image source: Los Angeles Times

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