So, you've gotten through the hurdle of securing an employer's interest with your resume, but now the real challenge begins – the interview. Related: #1 Tip For Acing An Interview: Mirroring While an interview is no guarantee to a job offer, your chances at it are much improved if you properly prepare for it well ahead of time. Here is information you should have on hand before your interview to create the best possible impression.
Understand the organization's mission.When I was hiring people, the first question I would ask was, “What do you know about us?" If the response indicated they did not bother to spend the time to research our firm, they were a definite "Do Not Hire." So, check out the organization's website to get a general sense of the following:
- What they are about
- What products/services are offered
- Who its audience is
- Where its office locations are
- Who the key members of management are