You’ve landed that face to face interview, and now it’s time to prepare! Where do you start? We’ve asked some of our expert recruiters to share some of the tips that they give their candidates before they head in for the interview:
- Learn about the organization: do your research. Learn about what the organization does, and check out every page of their website, noting items that would be relevant to this potential position. Check out their social media, and see what the culture appears to look like.
- Formulate questions: an interviewer wants to know you are interested, and one of the ways to demonstrate that is through questions. These could be questions related to the specific position, or it could be more overall organization questions, such as “How would you describe the company culture?” “What is something that you really enjoy about this organization?”, or if it’s one of the leaders, “Where would you like to see the company in 5 years?”.
- Practice answering the typical questions: Most interviewers will start with some basic questions like “Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself”. Practice your answers to all those questions, so that you come across as confident and well-spoken.
- Develop Your Career Highlights: Think about the position, and what you’ve done in your career that relates to this position. Have examples ready to discuss your experience.
- Try and relax: For some people interviewing can make them anxious and nervous. Take deep breaths inhaling and exhaling on your drive in. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before, and sit in the car to collect your thoughts. Remember you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.