Monday, 12 March 2018

Tips to crack RPA interview for freshers

Hi RPA Aspirants,

In this post I'm giving important tips to RPA freshers who wanted to pursue RPA as their career :

First of all let's look into RPA technology.

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the latest technology to automate business processes. In traditional desktop automation tools, a developer automate a list of actions to automate a business process by writing codes in scripting language and also connects to the back-end system using internal application programming interfaces (APIs) or scripts. But in RPA, systems develop the action list by watching the user perform that task in the application's graphical user interface (GUI), and then perform the automation by repeating those tasks directly in the GUI. This can lower the barrier to use of automation in products that might not otherwise feature APIs for this purpose.

Important Tips

1) Be thorough on basics: 

If you are new to RPA, the interviewer will more concentrate to test your knowledge on the basics of PRA and also in general programming. This may include questions regarding the technology, RPA products, basic programming concepts, basics actions on the RPA tool which you trained.

2) Refer Frequently asked Questions: 

Do a very good research in Google and also in RPA forums to find the frequently asked questions. I will also post FAQs very soon in my blog.

For example in Blueprism, most important parts are Login agent, Work queue configuration and Scheduler.

In Automation Anywhere, you should prepare for questions in Meta Bots, Task Bots and Object Cloning.

In UiPath, key elements are workFlow, Sequence and Orchestrator.

3) Practice sample projects: 

Major RPA vendors are providing trial versions and also a discussion forums or community. You should refer the use cases in the forums and do small projects yourself.

4) Sell yourself: 

Like any other interviews, the presentation really matters.

5) Be yourself. 

A certificate from a RPA vendor will not land you a job. RPA is very wide and deep. If you act like a pro in front of the interviewer, he might tend to ask more questions from real world scenarios which you cannot answer if you actually don't have a hand on real time projects.

I will be posting more RPA interview stuff very soon in my Blog. Best of luck.