Preparing for Your Interview

Before you walk into any interview, you sould know as much about the company and the position as you possibly can. If you found the position through a recruiter, he or she should be able to provide that information for you. If not, search the web or go to the library. In today's world of mass communication, there's no excuse for lack of research.

After you have studied the company, write out a list of questions to ask the employer.

Sample questions follow: 

  • Why is this position available?
  • What type of training programs will be offered to the person in this position?
  • What are your goals for this position?
  • What obstacles must be overcome for the person in this position to succeed?
  • How will my performance be evaluated?
  • What opportunities are there for growth in the next 12 months? Two years? Five years?
  • What growth do you anticipate for your firm in the next 12 months?

No one can predict the exact questions that an interviewer will ask, but your recruiter should be able to give you a good idea of the hiring authority's personality, his or her typical interview demeanor, and a few important questions that the employer is likely to ask.

 

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