Preparation

Preparation

  1. Confirm date and time of interview
  2. Understand names and titles of those that will interview you
  3. Research Company – Visit company web site and research on internet
  4. Understand companies market and financial position
  5. Research people who will interview you
  6. Talk with other employees at company or others in the industry with similar jobs – You can find them through company name and linkedin.
  7. Talk to others in industry and determine skills and talents that are needed for this position
  8. Read job description and be prepared to talk about your experience and skills that apply to this particular job.
  9. Hold practice interview with friend or peer in industry
  10. Tape practice interview
  11. Review tape and ask for feedback from person giving you practice interview
  12. In preparation think about what you would like to accomplish in this position in the first 30 – 60 or 90 days if you were hired. Most people being interviewed have not taken this step. Then use your answer during the interview. The next level of preparation would be to put down these plans in writing and use as part of your interview.
  13. Be prepared not scared
  14. If unfamiliar with the area of business, visit location in advance of the interview
  15. Get good nights sleep

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