Receiving an opportunity to interview with a prospective employer is cause for celebration in one’s pursuit for a new job. Interviewing can often create anxiety though. You’ve likely sent out many resumes or applications to get an interview and large life changes may await you on the other side. Being well prepared is the key to fighting anxiety and performing well at interviews.
It’s important to do some research on the company and the position before interviewing. You’re lucky because many companies have their own web sites for you to easily access. You need to have a good understanding of what the company does, what their business model is, and an understanding of everything available on their Careers section of their web site. There are lots of great sources of information about companies, such as LinkedIn.com, ZoomInfo.com, Jigsaw.com , or even Google to find the latest articles.
What to Bring
First, dress for success and use the “notch above” rule. Dress more formally than people at the company dress for work. If you imagine they wear business casual, wear business formal. If they wear casual, go business casual. Err on the side of formal. Use our checklist for other things to bring to an interview.[Read More...]