For many specialized positions, employers will want to ensure that you have the requisite skill set and may require a demonstration of your abilities.
The hiring manager will pay close attention to your area of focus (e.g. if it’s data analytics, you will be asked a question based on your data analytics experience). Former Amazon VP Neil Roseman (an inveterate technical interviewer) states: "The questions are usually questions that have been asked of professionals with experience in the position or the candidate's area of focus." In other words, the technical questions should not be all that surprising to a graduating Ph.D. or Masters student. Take a minute and read more about Mr. Roseman's interviewing process--well worth your time!
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