Preparation Before the Interview

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Preparation Before the Interview

On February 9, 2011, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, By , With Comments Off on Preparation Before the Interview

Research the role

  • Key responsibilities?
  • How is performance measured?
  • Key skills required?

Research the company

  • What do they do?
  • Who are their customers?
  • News: recent performance, customer wins, investment?
  • Structure?
  • Who are their competitors? How do they compare?

Learn your CV

  • What have you done?
  • Be able to discuss all of your previous roles
  • What have you achieved? – have examples

 Prepare arguments why you are right for the role

  • How can you add value to the client’s business?
  • What experience, knowledge or contacts do you have which are relevant
  • What achievements do you have which demonstrate what you could do for them

Prepare answers to common questions

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • Why should I employ you?
  • What motivates / de-motivates you?
  • What have been your greatest achievements work and personal?
  • What is the biggest mistake you have ever made?
  • What did you learn from it?
  • What do you know about our company and products?
  • What skills can you bring to the company?
  • How do you like to be managed?
  • What do you want to achieve in the next 5 years?

 Think about reservations

  • What reservations might the company have about you?
  • How can you address or overcome these? 

Know where you are going

If necessary and practical do a trial run of the journey to make sure you can find it and get there on time.

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