Computer technicians provide maintenance services anywhere from private homes and stores to government and business corporations. Their responsibility is to prevent or fix hardware problems.
Some related questions with suggested answers will help you prepare for a computer technician job interview.
Job Interview Questions and Answers
for a Computer Technician
Question: What qualifications do you have as a computer technician?
Answer: The standard minimal expectation is an associate (or equivalent) degree. Some corporations issue certificates which do not replace the associate degree, but they do add value to the resume. A technician has to be truly exceptional with hardware and software, with proven years of significant experience, to be seriously considered for a position.
Question: What personal characteristics make you a valuable candidate for the position of a computer technician?
Answer: Computer technicians are expected to be disciplined and dedicated troubleshooters with a broad and deep knowledge of information technology maintenance. Technicians are able to work in different environments, from private homes to computerized corporations. Good computer technicians are polite and have strong work ethics and integrity when handling a client’s property.
Question: How important are interpersonal skills to the computer technician?
Answer: Technicians are usually very good at quickly understanding any client, whether scientists or laymen, and being able to effectively communicate whatever the client needs to know about the problem and its solution.
Question: What clients or sectors have you worked with in the past?
Answer: Technicians can work in any industrial sector. But it is natural for a technician to work with a limited category of customers. So just talk about yourself and try to provide information relevant to the interview. Describe your job in general (hardware store and repair shop, IT companies, etc.). List a few specific tasks you usually do, such as visiting private homes to repair minor problems on the spot, or installing and maintaining software and hardware security in the companies of a specific district.
Question: Do you have experience working with computer systems?
Answer: Private clients usually have single separate computers to troubleshoot. Larger companies usually have computer networks on their premises. It requires a special sort of expertise to know how to handle interconnected systems. It might take some research and understanding of the specific companies’ infrastructure and information technology needs.
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