Interview Preparation

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles

Once you have secured your next interview, here are 10 simple points that you can do to prepare yourself for success:

  • Review the company website to get to know them and their product.
  • Have a copy of your resume in-hand or available so you can discuss any questions that they may have.
  • If Possible, have a copy of the email that your Recruiter has sent the Hiring Manager with your resume. This most likely has your availability and compensation posted.
  • The hiring company usually likes people who take initiative and are good self-starters. That said, please be ready to discuss any projects that may show your initiative and capability to work with no supervision.
  • Your first interview may be very technical, so be ready to address technical issues or questions that they may have.
  • Be ready to ask them some questions – This shows that you are interested in them, their product and their success.
  • Lack of conversation demonstrates lack of interest. Challenge them or ask difficult questions on their product.
  • Relax – The hiring company must feel that you are somewhat qualified, or they wouldn’t take the time to interview you. The interview is a conversation.
  • At the end of the interview, be sure to ask the million dollar question that nobody else will likely ask – It’s this, “What is it that you are looking for in order for the candidate to be successful in this role?”  This will allow you to craft your answers around the discussion, best qualifying you for this opportunity!

OK – Now it’s up to you….

Go Get’em!


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