How to succeed in SAP job interviews

          There is no doubt that there would be great career growth and a bright future in the domain of SAP. To have a fulfilling career in SAP, the first step is to be prepared for the job interview that lands you in your dream role. . Irrespective of the job profile, interviewers look for competent candidates who work hard and can adapt themselves to the project demands as and when required. You can drive the direction of the interview, if you are well prepared. 

          SAP job interviews can be quite stressful as there is little resourceful material available online to guide you in the right direction. Well, we got you covered. Continue scrolling down for tips to successfully crack an SAP job interview.  

          Always keep your professional network updated.

          Always keep you professional network updated. It is very important to stay connected in the SAP community. May it be LinkedIn, blogs, WhatsApp,          Facebook or other social media, it comes in quite handy to have connections and maintain them. Initiate contact with fellow professionals by asking your questions or answering their questions. This will act as an exercise to polish your SAP skills and also expose you to the direction you might be queried on your big day. 

          Keep your knowledge of SAP polished and up-to-date.

          SAP is one of the oldest and widely-used ERP systems in the world. Professionals looking to work for SAP jobs need to be agile and fit into a wide range of roles. SAP is an ever-evolving field. Companies are on constant lookout for fresh talent, increasing the scope for new people to enter. To stay in the competition, it is important that you keep your existing SAP skills refined and also stay updated on new developments in the domain.      

          Set the direction in which the interview goes.

          Most freshers assume interviews to be question-and-answer sessions where the interviewee got little but responding to interviewer. This statement is true to only to a certain extent. With a little background preparation, you can steer the direction in which the interview takes place. Bring up points related to your education/skills/experiences that you want to highlight and discuss. Keep the discussion interesting by providing examples to support your answers. A well-constructed answer will make a lasting impression on the interviewer.  

          Portray your SAP hands-on experience to stand-out.

          Most of the candidates come well prepared with top widely-discussed SAP job interview questions. So it is required to showcase your experience in SAP to make your mark. Also, the interviewer will not ask you to discuss an entire module of SAP as we are told during engineering interviews. Discuss your course work, internship experience and work experience - if any. It helps to be honest with the level of expertise you have on a module. Mention the modules and tasks you have worked on. Common questions that can be expected are given below.

          - Modules you have learned
          - Depth of knowledge in those
          - Methodologies that were used
          - Challenges faced during implementation 

          Focus on the functional aspects as much as advanced programming. 

          Many times we tend to forget the fundamental rule that SAP is an ERP package. We let ourselves get carried away by technicalities of advanced programming that it is quite possible we miss understanding what the actual development is being done for. This is where you can make a difference and make a mark. Focus on the developmental points that the programming is affecting. 

          Be confident throughout and end the interview on the same note.

          Most interviewees go through extreme stress and this takes a toll on their confidence. Dress professional, look confident and speak out clearly.  Ask insightful questions about the company to express your long-term interest in the job and organization. Similarly, at the end of the interview, ask about the next steps and when you are to hear from them again. These will show your confidence and create a positive impression on the interview. After all, impressions do matter! 
          Follow these few tips and you will be more than ready to crack your next SAP job interview. 
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