Interview: Tips & Advice

2017

"I had two interviews with individual and group exercises. Don't worry about getting the questions right as it's the explaining during the interview that is more beneficial."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"The application process for Metaswitch is fairly long. It involves an application form and CV at the start followed by a series of tests and then over two assessment centres. You are also asked to give a presentation if you get to the final round. The tests are all designed to gauge your natural problem-solving abilities and aren't really something you can prepare for. Be friendly and relaxed if you can."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"The questions are tough but don't panic as they want to see you think. There will often be a few things in the written portions that you can talk over in the face-to-face interviews. Most of the interviews are technical but not coding or computer specific."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"There were problem-based questions with discussions about the answers."
Graduate, Coventry
"I applied for the grad role. I had to complete an online form and was then instantly sent an online test. I was then invited to a face-to-face interview and was given a second online form to complete before this interview. I heard that I had passed this stage after a few days and was invited to a second face-to-face interview that lasted a day and a half."
Graduate, London
"The interview is very thorough. Just be yourself and do the best you can. No prior knowledge is needed."
Graduate, London
"Metaswitch's interviews were very accessible and quite mathematical. Even though they used technical topics, you absolutely don't need a technical background to come here, which is something I really like. You're assessed both on whether you solve the problems and how you approach them, with the interviewer giving you a lot of support and room for discussion."
Graduate, Cambridge
"There are two rounds of interviews that mainly focus on solving technical problems. Make sure to explain your thoughts as you go along."
Graduate, London
"The process is extremely efficient, punctual and rigorous. Expect to have to think!"
Support, Other, Cambridge
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