“Describe an important project you’ve worked on” is one of the most common questions you can expect in an interview. The purpose of asking this question is to check your project management experience and project management skills.
The other traits that they would like to check are, how you manage or deal with tough situations at work, your approach towards challenges, skills in leading a project successfully. So, you should answer this question carefully.
The first thing you need to do is prepare for this question in advance. As this is one of the common questions, you should very well be prepared with an effective answer. For it, you need to prepare a list of all your projects and clearly mention all the goals and the roles you have played in completing those projects. This is very important in explaining a project as it overall sets the mood of the interviewer about the project. So try to impress the interviewer with a good heading or you can start by telling the application of your project in the market. Also, try to tell your motivation behind choosing this as your project.
There might be various modules for a project. It differs according to the project you choose. Try to break your project into various modules and explain. This will bring clarity to the interviewer about your project.
3. Advantages and the main functionality of your application:
Next comes the advantages and main functionality of your project. Try to speak about the functionality of your application in a few words and also include their advantages. Sometimes pictorial representations will help for a better understanding.
So explain your project with a flowchart, chart diagrams, or any graphs. This will add extra scores to your explanation about your project.
4. Tools, Technologies, and Platform used:
This is also a very important aspect when explaining a project. Tools, Technologies, and platforms used will help the interviewer understand better about the working of the project. As well as it will create an impact on how new is your project. Try to explain it very short and be to the point.
5. Personal contribution and your role in the project:
Any interviewer would only focus on how well you have contributed to the project. Try to show your individuality in the project while explaining. It might be small or big, it is how you portray yourself for the project.
Don’t try to be too modest by telling it is teamwork because this is an interview for an individual and not for the team.
6. Challenges in the project:
You might have some difficulties and challenges during your project. Explain to the interviewer how you had overcome the challenge and also explain the thought process of yourself to overcome the difficulties.
7. The number of people in the project:
Even though individuality in the project is expected, an interviewer might also check the teamwork and your compatibility during the project with a team. So try to highlight the teamwork skills when explaining the project.
8. Amount of time it took for the project:
The amount of time involved in the project will be expected from the interviewer’s side to know how you manage the time limit when given to you. So explain it in two to three lines about the time limit of your project.
9. Improvements in the future for the present system:
Try to show your involvement in the project. You can also explain the future improvements for the present project. Also, talk about the expectations of you towards the project in the future. This, in turn, will showcase your confidence, and positivity towards the work.
This has to be handled carefully, as never explain too many drawbacks of your project. And use correct words to explain the drawbacks. Show your positive mental attitude when explaining the negatives of the project. All they want is how much you are capable of handling negatives in the work.
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