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Interviewing at Intel

Welcome to our interview preparation guide for Intel. Looking for a job can be both exciting and overwhelming, but we're here to help. Get ready to ace your interview and impress your interviewer through our valuable insights, practical advice, and helpful resources.


The Key to Success

Immersing yourself in everything Intel and your desired area is critical to preparing yourself for your interview.

Below are some tips to help you get started:

Men and woman preparing for an interview using a laptop


Use and other reputable sources to do some research on industry standards and emerging technologies, as well as gain insights into the challenges and opportunities Intel is currently facing.

Dive deeper into the qualifications, requirements, and responsibilities in the Job Description (JD) you've applied for. Identify key reasons why you would be an excellent fit for the role.

Prepare Questions

Create a thoughtful list of questions to ask your interviewer about the role, team dynamics, Intel culture, and any relevant aspects to your potential contribution to the role.

Get Ready

Prepare to answer questions on your competencies, strengths, weaknesses, and experiences. Use specific examples to illustrate your points effectively.

Make sure to highlight how your knowledge, skill, experience, and passion aligns with Intel’s requirements and make you a standout candidate.

Craft your story

Share Your Personal "Elevator Pitch"

Take the opportunity to answer “Tell me about yourself” by highlighting your unique qualifications and briefly articulate why you are the most qualified candidate for the role.

Use the S.E.A.T framework to help you structure your response. It’s best to keep this within 2-5 minutes and align it with Intel values.

Two women in an interview

"S" – Skills

Elaborate how your key skills have been honed through your experience and how they align with the job requirements.

"E" – Experience or Educational Qualifications

Share notable experiences and/or educational qualifications that demonstrate the expertise you can bring to the position.

"A" – Achievements

Briefly share key accomplishments in your working experience or any life event that highlights your abilities and makes you stand out.

"T" – Type of Person

Emphasize the personal values, working style, and professional ethics that line up to Intel values and how you can contribute to the role.

Powerful Storytelling

Ace Your Behavioral Interview

The Behavioral interviewing evaluates your behavior in different scenarios as a reliable prediction of your future performance.

The STAR interview method is a powerful technique to structure your responses to behavioral interview questions.

Use the STAR method to craft your stories on your experiences with concrete examples of successes to showcase your capabilities and your potential success in your future role.

Tip: When using the STAR method, keep the focus on you as the main actor in your answer i.e. “I did…” rather than “We did…”

Candidates in an interview at intel

“S” – Situation

Clearly articulate the context where you demonstrated your competence in a specific event, project, or challenge you faced.

“T” – Task

Briefly describe your tasks, responsibilities, and the goal you were working toward.

“A” – Action

Demonstrate how you responded specifically in your role to create impact.

“R” – Result

Define the outcome. What happened? What was learned, gained, or changed as a result?

STAR Method Sample Question and Answer

Example of behavioral question: Tell me about a time when you generated a creative idea to solve a problem
or improve a work method.

“S” – Situation

As a Quality Engineer with XYZ Corporation, I was assigned to qualify a new hardware design before sending it to production.

”T” – Task

During the inspection, I noticed a design flaw that may potentially lead to a safety hazard.

“A’”– Action

I collaborated with my team to troubleshoot all aspects of the design, determine the root cause of the problem, and propose a new solution. This new solution also included benchmarking research from current trends and technologies while ensuring all safety protocols were met.

“R” – Result

My proposal was adopted and final product met all specifications. It helped to prevent a loss of company revenue and reputation, and avoided a potential safety incident.

Practice Questions


Whether you’re about to graduate or want to change careers, the STAR method will help you prepare for your big day.

Use practice questions to craft 3-5 STAR stories in advance. Preparing examples ahead of time will help you frame your achievements and assist with memory during your interview.

Group of Undergraduate-entry level people

Sample Question 1

Describe a time when you worked on a project as part of a team where there was a difference of opinion causing delays. How were you able to find a solution?

Sample Question 2

When did you last coordinate your work with others in a team project? What was your most successful contribution?

Sample Question 3

It is sometimes more effective to learn from others than to try to solve challenges in isolation. Share a problem-solving experience in which you applied lessons you learned from others who encountered similar problems or challenges.

Sample Question 4

What are you strongest in, accuracy or speed? Please explain with an example based on your experience.

Practice Questions


You’re experienced and know how to prepare, and the STAR method can help you deliver subtle, compelling, and powerful responses in your interview.

group of Graduate-Level/Experienced people

Sample Question 1

Tell me about a time when you had to gather data and diagnose the causes of a problem before taking action. How did you identify what information was needed and how did you obtain it?

Sample Question 2

Describe a situation in which you independently improved upon the quality of your processes, products, or services — either in school, work, and/or prior internships. How did you recognize the need for improvement in the first place?

Sample Question 3

How have you handled sensitive information in the past? What strategies have you used to maintain confidentiality?

Sample Question 4

Describe a time when you anticipated problems and developed contingency plans to deal with those problems.

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