Interview Question: Which Industry Sites and Blogs Do You Read Regularly?

Web Developer InterviewIn today’s job market, you should be tuned in to the latest trends and developments in your chosen industry. This includes reading relevant websites and blogs on a regular basis. Don’t be shocked if an interviewer asks you about this; are you prepared with a good response? Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for this question before the interview.

Check your bookmarks folder. If you are reading a blog site regularly, then it’s possible that you have the site in your bookmarks folder. You can check all the sites that you frequently visit and write them down on a piece of paper. Once you have a list, then you’re ready to go to the next step.

Sort the blog pages according to their relevance. If you think a blog site is not relevant to your career path, cross it out and proceed to the next one. Choose only sites that will be worth mentioning in the job interview. If you think a blog site is important, then try to describe in your own words what the site is about. Then, think of a reason why it is relevant to your field.

Research. If you’re not much of a reader, then it’s probably time for you to become one. Since it’s very easy to gain access to information, find a category that pertains to your skills as a web developer and start reading some blog posts regularly. You’ll be surprised how much your knowledge and interest will grow once you start following a blog regularly.

Think. Know that hiring managers will ask you this question to get a grasp of whether you’re up to date on your chosen subject. Think about how out of touch you’ll look if you can’t even name one blog or website in your field. Avoid this by reading some good blogs and sites, and make sure that they are related to your career. It can even be okay to include a couple of food and lifestyle blogs as long as you shift the focus back to the industry sites your interviewer will be interested in.

Though it’s not necessarily the deciding factor in getting hired, knowing that you’re up to date with the latest trends is definitely a plus. If you’re hoping to increase your chances of getting hired, start preparing today by reading blog sites so you can make a good impression.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.