Your complete interview guide
Do you have a big interview coming up? The below expert end-to-end overview of the whole interview process gives insight into the best ways to prepare, how to handle key questions you might be asked and how to close the interview in a way that makes you stand out to a hiring manager so you land your dream job.
Preparation, preparation, preparation
The better prepared you are, the more confident you’ll be. As soon as you know your interview date, start working on your research:
- Research the company. Research its history, mission, financials and competitors. Check out its social media presence and employee reviews. Don’t forget to look at latest news, services and product reviews too.
- Review your current employment. Don’t forget to think back over your current and previous companies and review your key achievements at each.
- Prepare questions to ask. You might want to ask about career development and training opportunities. Ask about the company’s plans, and about any topical issues that could affect its performance or its future.
One of the most common things people get wrong when asked what they know about the company is to recite facts and figures from the company website. What employers are really looking for is someone who demonstrates they’ve put in extra research by discussing something relevant, unique and interesting about the company.