Interview Preparation

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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 the company to glean more about the company's personality Read as much about the company's products as possible Identify the qualifications that the company is seeking with this job hire Understand the functions of the specific job.

Attempt to speak with someone who might have a similar position Be prepared to show how your background has prepared you for these specific requirements Prepare Illustrative stories to highlight your strengths Tie these anecdotal stories to what is on your resume and how they apply to the job responsibility. Be prepared to discuss your management style and personal style


Anticipate the questions you are likely to be asked (review the most common question checklist) Wear clothing in which you feel comfortable and confident. Ensure that you leave plenty of time to get to your appointment. Check your appearance

Bring additional copies of resume
Pen & notepad (for post interview review)
Many questions seem like they might require simple yes or no answers. Avoid using a yes or no response. Explain your response. Emphasize the...
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