Essay about Interview Preparation

690 Words Nov 5th, 2002 3 Pages
Preparing for Your Interview
Review all of the information you have about the position.
If you are working with a headhunter or recruiter, ask all the questions you want before you arrive.
Learn all you can about potential employer.
 Get a copy of the company's annual report and read it.
 Visit the company's web-site on your PC or at your public library. This will be your most up to date view of the company.
 Be prepared to discuss the company's competitive environment; if possible get copies of the competition's company materials as well.
 Assess what the company's major challenges are and how you can help them
 Contact anyone that may have an "insider's" view of
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Use terms that show you know the field. Ask questions that reveal you studied up on the company. Demonstrate your interest by making practical suggestions.

 Speak ill of no one in an interview; especially your current or former employers.
 Avoid a discussion of salary until you have established a solid base for your qualifications Don't hesitate to ask for more than you are currently making or expect to receive Attempt to understand the role of other important benefits - see compensation and benefits check list
 Be enthusiastic during the interview; even if the job is not a match, you may be referred to another area if you leave a good impression
 Glean what the negative aspects of the job/organization might be.

Ask questions that will help you determine if this is the right job: What are the possibilities for growth/advancement? Why (and where) did person who held job go? How many people would have to okay decisions made by you? What is the official job classification? What is the policy on salary review? What are the fringe benefits? Who would you report to and what is this person's position? Other Other
 Leave extra copies of your resume with interviewer.
 Write down everything you can remember about the interview.
 Send a follow-up letter. Restate what went

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