You’ve just be invited by a prospect employer for an interview. You’re excited. You’re convinced it’s a better job with more opportunities. Definitely a step up from where you’re at. The interview is days away. What do you do?
1. Research the hell out of that company!
a. Check their company website
b. Check any and all social media sites they may have.
c. Check GlassDoor.com
d. Check any news or reviews that comes up under the company name
2. Prepare a list of questions that you actually give a damn about, but also shows you care about where you work and who you work for.
3. Do a drive by. Drive by the location so you know exactly where you’re going so you don’t get lost the day of. Account for traffic during the hour in which you’d be going. And make Google Maps your friend.
4. Rehearse the answers to those annoying ass questions:
a. Why do you want to work here?
b. What’s your greatest weakness?
c. What’s your greatest achievement?
d. Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
I hate these questions too, but be prepared. And have better answers than what emploers have already heard before. The best answers are usually the more honest answers. Tell the truth, but don’t be afraid to toot your own horn. When answering focus on what the question means to you, not what you think they want to hear.
Does any of this sound redundant? Like you’ve heard this shit before from other people? Yes? That’s because it when it’s right and it works, you repeat it. Useless information doesn’t get passed around over and over again. The useful and proven stuff does.