Over the next few days we will talk about something that kills more opportunities for job seekers than anything else, bad interviewing skills. At Crossroads Consulting, our first and primary service that we do for our candidates is help them prepare for their interviews properly. In this first part we’ll start with two of our fundamental recommendations and take you all the way through the process.
PART ONE: PREPARATION FOR THE INTERVIEW
KNOW THE COMPANY…
Remember “The Six P’s…Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance!” How you prepare for this interview will determine whether or not you will get the job you’re applying for. Therefore, take this as serious as you would an IRS Audit and you’ll be fine.
Start off by visiting the interviewing company’s website and study as much as you can about them. Google the company & learn as much as you can about them. Revisit their home web site at VERY LEAST the night before the interview to refresh the information in your mind.
DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED…
Don’t always assume that the interviewer has your resume with them. Depending upon how many people you’ve been told you’ll be meeting with, have extras available.
“HOLY TURN-THE-TABLES BATMAN…”
On a note or legal pad write down a complete list of pertinent questions you want to ask before leaving the interview. Be thorough. So when the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me,” that you aren’t staring off into space trying to think of some. Nothing makes you look more unprofessional than having nothing to ask. When it is your turn, turn the interview around and interview the hiring person. Ask them stuff like:
- What is your (the interviewer’s) background?
- What made you (the interviewer) join the Client Company?
- Where do you (the interviewer) see yourself going?
- Where do you see the company / this position going, Company goals? Etc…
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