How to Prepare for an Interview

interviewsThis post touches on how to prepare for an interview. The next post will focus on things to do “day of” to prepare, including dressing for success and what you should bring, so make sure to check back!

Research the company:

This will help you get an idea of the company culture, and may give you a clue as to how the employees dress, as well as what kind of community involvement the company supports.

  • Review the company’s website.
  • Google the company.
  • Assess the company’s social media presence – this includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest.
  • Check out the company on Glassdoor.com for an inside look at the company.
Coordinate your interview:
  • Ask for the name(s) of the person/people who will be interviewing you. An easy way to do this is to ask, “Who will be conducting the interview?” You can also ask, “Will anyone else be participating in the interview?”
  • Make sure you get the correct spelling of the interviewer’s name. Conduct a Google search on this person, and look them up on LinkedIn.
  • Ask how much time to set aside. There are few things worse than having an interview go exceptionally well, and the interviewer offers to show you around and you have to leave to go back to work or go to another appointment. Make sure you set aside sufficient time and any associated tasks (paperwork, computer testing, tours, etc.).

 

Check back for the next post for other ways on how you should prepare for your interview, including dressing for success and what you should bring with you to your interview!

 

 

Note: This blog post only touches on certain aspects of this topic and is not a comprehensive list. This blog post is an educational and informational resource for job seekers and is not a substitute for working with a resume writer or other professional. See our Terms and Conditions for additional information.

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