Wow – you’ve gotten the interview call. This means you passed one or more pre-screening checks and your qualifications look good enough for some type of human interaction. At this point in the hiring stage, it’s safe to assume you’re in the top ten or twenty percent of the candidates left. To make sure you make it to the top of the list, it’s important to nail this interview. Don’t get nervous because you can do this! Here are some great interview tips to help you out.
Preparation is essential for just about any type of interview. Luckily, with an abundance of information available through social media sites, it’s easy to find information about the work environment and some of the people who work for the company. But even for an entry level position, you should do so much more than that!
1. Understand The Industry And The Job
Most companies are looking for someone who can not only fill a position, but also grow with the company even in uncertain environments. Understanding a company you’ve never worked for is not always an easy thing, but even having a basic understanding can give you an edge over the competition that walks in with nothing.
When it comes to the industry, if you’re interviewing at a major corporation, the amount of information can be a little overwhelming, but the minimum you should know are the company’s major products, the major competitors and any recent news. Otherwise, simply bone up on anything available.
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