Interview Tips

interview tips

Have you done your homework?

  • Check out your potential employer’s website, LinkedIn and other social media.
  • You can learn a lot not only about their products or services, but also about their company values and mission statement.
  • You can also learn a lot about employee tenure and what typical titles look like from a skim of their LinkedIn

Find mutual connections.

  • What can you find out about the person you are meeting with?
  • In today’s day and age there is so many information available online.
  • A quick social media stalking can tell you a lot about the person you are speak with. I wouldn’t mention, hey I found on your Facebook you went to Florida in 2009… but finding mutual connections, colleges, or affiliations is always a great ice breaker.

Update your Resume

  • Have your resume up-to-date and have an extra copy of two with you.
  • Even if it is just a phone or video interview, having a copy of your resume on hand can help.
  • If your interviewer asks you about bullet point 2 on page 3, you can quickly reference what they are referring to.

Read our article on updating your Resume ->

Dress to Impress

  • Unless specifically instructed otherwise, first impressions matter.
  • We recommend a business suit. But keep in mind, if they say jeans or provide instructions, they are providing there for a reason.
  • We have several partners whose interview process includes a plant tour, where jeans and closed toed shoes are a must, so remember to defer for instructions.
  • When in doubt, ask! It never hurts to reach out to HR or whoever scheduled your interview for advice. A quick, “Hello, I plan to wear a suit and tie for my interview on Tuesday. Is that appropriate or is there something else that is recommended?”

Come Prepared

  • Be ready to give specific examples from your experience that relate to the role.
  • Have questions ready for their team.
Interview Tips