What did you do in the last year to improve your knowledge?
This is not a totally trap. Generally Interviewer wants to know what are your skills. The Best Possible answer could be…..
Possible Answer #1:
“In 2016, I was in the final year of college. During that time, I did three things to improve my knowledge. 1. I got myself enrolled in Aptech for the Sun Certified Java Programmer course. I will appear my exam soon. 2. I have bought magazine subscriptions such as Dataquest. These magazines help me to stay well informed about new topics in the IT world. 3. I completed my final year application project based on Java. The topic was Centralized Remote Based College Information Scheme.”
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Possible Answer #2:
“Being an L3 or senior level Windows/Linux Administrator I have mastered my virtualization experience on VMware, KVM, Xen, Hyper-V etc. I made sure to understand storage and networking better last year. I picked up PERL scripting last month and plan to pick up Ruby and Python in the next 3 months. I am also a beginner level programmer as I learnt C++. I mastered Chef on job and have deployed Amazon AWS to understand cloud better. I also earned my Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) license and I am targeting RHCA by the end of 2017.”
Note: Remember, certification is the key to land a job in an IT firm. So, get certified asap in your core skills.