When preparing for an interview, it is always important to do your research into the company you will be meeting. You may like to consider the following questions:
- What does the organisation do?
- What are its products?
- Who owns it?
- What is its turnover?
- How many offices does it have and where are they?
- How many employees does it have?
- What are the market conditions?
- Who are its main customers?
- What is its reputation?
- Who are the competitors?
Always research a company against your ideal criteria before applying. It will help you to decide whether to proceed and how best to market yourself.
Set targets for your job search and keep track of your progress against them. Keep notes on your contact within the company and use them to build up a picture of the organisation. Review your notes before your next meeting.
Consider the following questions
- What will you be accountable for in your new role?
- What skills, knowledge, attributes and experience are needed?
- How will your performance be measured?
- Who will you report to?
We recommend that business attire be worn for all interviews, even if not required by the client on a day-to-day basis.