In my role as Regional Manager for iD Tech I interviewed and hired hundreds of applicants. This experience has given me insights into the interview process that I’d like to share with you. This is my first tip…
Do your HOMEWORK!: Before you enter ANY interview (phone, video, or in-person) be sure to learn more about the company you are interviewing with. Here is a checklist of items you want to research before your interview.
- Know the position you are interviewing for. Find the job description, read carefully, and if there are any areas that seem unclear write/collect your questions for the day of the interview. Most companies offer additional pages of information about their position beyond the online job description. Click around their site to see what you can piece together.
- What are the company’s mission/goal(s)? Explore the company’s “About” and “Company History” pages on their website. Think about how this fits with your career goals, and if it will help you develop in a direction important to your future.
- Follow clues left by your hiring manager/recruiter! If when setting a time for your interview, the recruiter/manager tells you to review something before the day of… DO IT! They are giving you a clue that this will likely be touched on during your interview. Some recruiters/managers may not be as obvious and ask if you have experience with “X,Y,Z” software, this is a clue more questions will likely come about these items.
More tips are to come soon, but for now this is a great place to start for any interview.