1. Research, research, research
Great research leads to better questions, interactions and confidence in job interviews. We suggest starting your research with these three topics.
Job description: Required skills, competencies and experience
Know the role you’re interviewing for and how you fit with it. Often, candidates are great at tweaking their CV, but forget to cater their interview prep to suit a job description. Knowing a role inside-out will help you do the relevant research and provide appropriate answers in interviews.
The company: History, ethos, products, services and goals
Showing knowledge of a company can impress interviewers. But they’re also likely to ask specific questions. For example, it’s not unusual for software companies to simply ask candidates to explain what their tool does.
Look at a company’s website, social media, press releases, awards and brochures to get a good overview of their business.
The interviewer: Who they are
Before an interview, ask who you’ll be meeting. Google their name or look at their LinkedIn profile. Job titles and other professional information can provide an insight into their areas of interest and what kind of questions they might ask.