INTERVIEW PREPARATION

 

Interviews can be tough - even for seasoned veterans. The interview is, however, your best opportunity to gain insight into the position and company, and to determine how your experience and talent can contribute to the company’s growth and profitability.

 

We have included a list of things that you can do to make your interview as successful as it can be. No tricks or gimmicks here - just good, solid information to help you prepare and win that job.

 

  • Do your homework - on the company. Find out as much about the company, its history, its current situation and its future as you can. Sources: your Executive Search Consultant and the Internet - for periodicals and trade journals, articles, annual reports and 10K reports; friends and business associates (keep the position confidential). Be prepared to ask good questions about the company and its direction.

 

  • Do your homework - on the position. Have a thorough understanding of the position, its key duties and primary responsibilities, and what is expected. Be prepared to ask good questions: Who has been successful and why? Who has failed and why? Who does the position report to? Who does the position supervise? What needs to be done in the first 6 months? 1st year? Your Executive Search Consultant will be able to provide insight in these areas prior to the interview.

 

  • Do your homework - on yourself. Review your career history thoroughly. Review dates, positions, duties and responsibilities, and accomplishments. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Be prepared to cite specific examples of accomplishments and how your specific experience can help the company solve some of its problems. Concentrate on your most recent positions, but don’t neglect your early career. Reflect on your successes, so you can adequately impart your strengths when given the chance!

THE GOAL OF THE INTERVIEW IS TO CONTINUE THE INTERVIEW PROCESS THEN RECEIVE AN OFFER.

 

 

The prospective employer will make his hiring decision based on these factors:

 

  1. Attitude and Business Poise

  2. Image/ Presentation and Communication skills

  3. Experience / Skill Set

  4. Education / Certifications

  5. Transferable Industry / Technical Background

 

1)         Tell the employer why you are the most interested person in the opportunity/ company.

 

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2)         Tell the employer why you are the most qualified person for the position.

 

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3)         Be enthusiastic about the position and the company.

 

4)         Ask good, specific questions.  Respond positively to the interviewer’s questions whenever possible.

 

5)         Do not discuss salary or benefit packages.  Remain open. Let your Executive Search Consultant handle these sensitive negotiations.

 

6)         “Sell your attitude” during the interview. Ask for the position/ be pro-active at the end of the     interview.   

 

7)         Call your HireResources representative immediately after the interview.

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