You’re keen to get into the AI career, but you’re perplexed and confused. You don’t know where and how to start preparing for your job interview.
Does this situation sound similar?
AI jobs are of growing importance to most of the industries. A lot of people have skills and experience, the competition is tough. It definitely won’t help if you keep sulking about the situation and do nothing about it. Not to mention, it takes long stretches of hard work and trained efforts to grab a job as an AI professional. Makes sure you do not mess up before taking that first interview call,
Consider the below tips to crack your AI role:
- Dive deep and find the relevant job hunting platforms
In India, you can find platforms like Naukri, Glassdoor, and Indeed that generally have at least 3000- 8000 job listings in the AI field. You may still opt to seek jobs to become an AI engineer from other portals like LinkedIn and Monster. LinkedIn is a professional networking platform where you can stay connected with companies, HRs, and even follow your peers.
If you’re looking to check out jobs in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific then you may use job portals like Job Rapido.
- Identify the relevant AI job role
You will find multiple lucrative job roles in AI. Some of the job roles include computer scientists, algorithm specialists, computer engineers, electrical engineers, and even software analysts or developers. However, you need to be attentive and smart. Choosing the right domain targeting AI includes engineering, space, military, information management, and medicine. Start identifying the domain that best suits your profile and aims for those jobs.
- Map your AI job skills with the advertised job role
Once you have finalized the job role and domain you’re interested to start your career in, you need to begin mapping your skillset with the required job description and check whether it fits their criteria. Even if your skillsets do not completely match their requirements, show the hiring manager you’re willing to learn. If you’re able to demonstrate your zeal to learn the skills, there are great chances you’ll be hired. Not to mention, budding IT professionals have started upgrading their skills by enrolling themselves in AI certification programs. Professional certifications demonstrate the candidate’s expertise and knowledge in the field.
- Acquire proficiency in AI skills
To crack an AI interview, you need to have a vast knowledge of AI tools and technologies. Besides theory, you need to be able to demonstrate hands-on experience working with the tools. Therefore, it is ideal that the candidate gains solid expertise in technologies like analytical thinking, deep learning, neural networks, cost-effective problem-solving capability, ability to design and repair software programs, and ability to translate data into formats that can be easily understood. You must have hands-on experience with programming languages like R, Python, and Java. These are the crucial skills an AI engineer needs to have.
- Problem-solving skillset
This goes without saying, especially for individuals with work experience. Pick any one or two projects from your previous job role and explain the practical approach you’ve used. Identifying the problems and demonstrating how you could conclude and solve the problem. Such an approach exhibits the leadership skills of the individual. You need to be ready to answer any technical questions, using case studies to showcase problems, and providing the best solution is an added advantage for the recruiter.
- Last but not the least, speak about the organization
Having a brief understanding of the company you’re about to join showcases the recruiters how well-informed you are about the ongoing events. Therefore, before attending any interview, you need to make sure you’ve done good research about the company and tell them why you choose the organization.
Besides the above-mentioned tips, ensure your portfolio contains all your work experience (if any) and the list of projects you’ve worked with. Recruiters are interested in hiring AI professionals with hands-on experience in AI technologies.