Only Software Testing knowledge is not enough to help you to crack the testing interview.
There is no doubt that you need a very good knowledge about software testing and somewhat automation testing. But if you think only software testing knowledge is enough to crack the testing interview then you might be wrong or you will have to struggle more to get the job or crack the interview.
Interviewing many people I came across the situation that people who came for testing interview have only knowledge about basic software testing and they are lacking lot of other parts. My expectation was to find the people who are really interest in testing and should have capability to understand the technology. But hardly I could find, only few people who were really interested in testing and came up with good technical and technology knowledge.
Here are few tips that could help you to improve yourself before attending any testing interview and will make interviewer to understand that you are not fake and really you are interested in software testing.
If you are a fresher and planning to attend testing interview please pick any web site from the internet and try to test. Definitely you will come from some real time testing ideas and you will have answer for the question “Do you have any real time testing experience?” or “Have you ever tried testing by yourself? “.
Technologies are changing day by day so you should definitely aware of few latest technologies. You should be in condition to answer the question “Can you tell about any one latest technology?”
Always keep eye on any interface or functionality changes like Gmail or Facebook or any social network which you use frequently.
Make some list of real time bugs that you have really faced during net surfing or using social network.
Always keep eye on different browser’s latest version and latest operating systems. Also try to find some differences in different browsers so that you could answer easily that “How many types or browsers do you know? Or which browser do you feel is good? “.
Try to relate you testing knowledge with real time examples so that the person who is taking interview could realize that you are really interested in testing and you don’t have just theoretical knowledge but you are really understand the testing process.
So be aware, gain real time knowledge and experiences show the confidence, realize you are not fake and dedicated for testing.