At A10 Networks we seek to hire those with a strong understanding of the computer, IT, and electronics industry. Walk me through your background and highlight your most relevant experience.
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"From my understanding of this position, you are looking for a professional who is skilled in X, Y, and Z. I bring about 7 years of experience in each of those skills - primarily from my jobs with Company A and Company B. In total, I have over 10 years of industry experience which means a full understanding of your organizations' primary focus."
"I feel that my current position is the most relevant to this particular role with A10 Networks, Inc. because we use the same software, and the business model is very similar. My current position aside, I have approximately 10 years of related experience in skills A, B, and C - which you mentioned as required skills for this position."
The interviewer can see that you have previous positions which qualify you for this job with A10 Networks, Inc.; however, they want for you to go into further detail on the roles which you feel are the most relevant to the position at hand. This question also helps the interviewer to see that you understand the job description and requirements of the role. If you do not understand the position requirements fully, a question like this will make that transparent to the interviewer. Be sure you know your stuff! Use the keywords provided in the job posting / job description to keep the attention of the interviewer.
Our industry is a competitive one. In your opinion, what makes A10 Networks stand out from our competitors?
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"I fully understand that this is a competitive industry. You get one chance to impress your customers so first impressions are everything. When I looked online at the industry reviews, A10 Networks, Inc. seemed to have many more positive reviews than any competitor. You say on your website that your customer service values are the most important focus and that truly does stand out."
"After researching A10 Networks, Inc. I think that the verbiage you use on your website and your social media content has the most positive and customer-centered message.That was a real stand out to me."
It is important that you fully research A10 Networks, Inc. before your interview, as well as their competitors. Be prepared to talk about their competitive landscape and why A10 Networks, Inc. comes out on top. You can keep your answer brief but be as specific as you can. Show off the research you've done!
A10 Networks is a U.S. public company specializing in the manufacturing of application delivery controllers (software and hardware). Founded in 2004 by Lee Chen, co-founder of Foundry Networks, A10 originally serviced just the identity management market with its line of ID Series products. In early 2007 they added bandwidth management appliances (EX Series). The company had its initial public offering on March 21, 2014, raising $187.5 million.