Interviews Can Be Tough – That’s Where the Prep Work Comes In

Even for the best of us, interviews can be nerve racking.  But we all have to do them and they happen to be the best way for you to gain insight into a company culture and the open position.  So what do you do?  Prepare.

Do Your Homework

Find out as much as you can about the company from your recruiter, news articles, press releases, annual reports, friends, LinkedIn and other social networks.

Make sure you thoroughly understand the position and how you can contribute by:

  • Reviewing your work history, including dates, responsibilities and accomplishments.
  • Identifying your strengths and areas of expertise, as well as any areas of opportunity.
  • Thinking back to challenges that you had to overcome.
  • Writing out specific examples of achievement so that you are ready to present them. Continue reading