Making an Impression

Make the most of your time with our recruiters and hiring managers. Use your interview as a time to get to know Intel and let us get to know you.

  • Consider what you want to know about Intel, the positon and team you are interviewing for and prioritize your questions and comments.
  • Even when interviewing for a position within a casual-attire culture like Intel's, it's important that you dress in professional business attire for an interview.
  • Be on time. It shows respect for your interviewer's time.
  • Be professional and relaxed.
  • Fully understand the question and think it through before answering.
  • Be specific and concise with your answers.
  • Bring copies of your current resume/curriculum vitae (C.V.) and transcript.

Preparing for an Interview

Set the groundwork for success. Come prepared with a list of questions about the position and Intel. This is your chance to really show your interest. Here are a few examples:

  • What exactly would I do in a position like this?
  • What role does this type of position play in Intel’s technology mission?
  • What is an average day like for this type of job?
  • What are the growth opportunities in this type of position?
  • What is the management structure like in this group?
  • What advanced training and development opportunities are available in this role?
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Develop your answers to all the job-specific and interpersonal skills questions that may arise; then practice answering them out loud in a natural manner. Integrate specific examples of your skills in your answers, highlighting the following important areas:

  • Problem Solving Skills. We want to understand how you've tackled difficult problems in the past.
  • Results Orientation. This is one of Intel's core values. We focus on setting challenging and competitive goals and executing flawlessly toward those goals. Tell us how you've demonstrated this in past projects.
  • Leadership/Team Skills. Leadership and good team-work skills are necessary for everyday life at Intel. Discuss how you've demonstrated these abilities in other settings.
  • Communications Skills. Open and direct communication is the way at Intel. We want to see if you can clearly articulate your ideas and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Adaptability to Change. Intel, and the semiconductor industry in general, are very fast-paced environments. Intel employees need to be able to readily adapt to change to continue to innovate. Tell us how you've shown adaptability to changing environments.

After the Interview

Send or e-mail a thank-you note. Expressing your interest in the position and appreciation to the hiring team for their time is always a good gesture. Your recruiter can forward your message along to the team.

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