Being prepared for an interview is one of the most important tools you can have when going into an interview. Your Staffing Consultant will brief you on your upcoming interview but it’s up to you to be prepared.
Being prepared can be divided into 3 parts:
- Knowing yourself
- Knowing the company
- Have questions
Knowing yourself includes being able to come up with ready answers to questions. You do not want to memorize a speech for each question but it is important to have an idea in general about what you want to say.
Knowing the Company involves actually going to the Company’s website and seeing what they do. What industry are they in? What service do they provide or what do they make? Doing this will also help you in Step 3.
Have Questions. Interviewers want to see that you have interest in the company. They will recognize that you have done some research. Focus your questions on what your role will be on a day to day basis. Who you will be report to and who will be reporting to you? What other teams will you interact with?
Salary and benefit questions should not be part of your initial interview. Of course, these are important questions which is why having a Staffing Consultant to guide you is helpful. S/He will have a notion of compensation and will make sure that the salary range and benefits meets your needs before presenting the opportunity to you. If you are having difficulty
Remember, you’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression with a potential employer. Make sure you start the interview process on the right foot!