So you just got your foot in the door at the company that you’ve been targeting for years and the interview for your dream job is tomorrow at 4PM. You’re understandably nervous, but don’t kick back and relax. It’s time to put the nose to the grindstone and prepare!
You start off by reviewing the job description and clicking around on the company’s website. Do you think that this is enough? I sure hope not….
In today’s market, you need to do much, much more…..
· Do research on who you’re interviewing with
§ Sounds Odd, but Just Do It
o A simple Google Search
· Hop on Interview Tip websites, and get the 4-1-1 on how the company likes to interview
o My personal favorite is GlassDoor, but there are tons of options
· Write out answers to typical behavioral questions, i.e…..
o Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult manager
o Tell me how you start a project
o How do you manage geographically diverse teams?
· Think of off-the-wall questions…
· And do I even need to say these things?
o Get your Suit Dry-Cleaned!
o Get a Haircut!
o Make the drive the Day before, so you know where you’re going!
o Arrive 15 minutes early!
All of these things are so simple to do, and it’s shocking how many people don’t do these.
You’ve worked hard over the past 8 years to get a shot at landing this job, and here’s your chance. You owe it to yourself to give it your best shot, so PREPARE!