- Know the exact place and time of the
interview, the interviewer's full name, the correct
pronunciation and his or her title.
- Learn pertinent facts about the company such
as annual sales revenue, principal lines of business and
- Find out why the hiring manager and/or client
representative is interested in your qualifications.
- Determine how the opportunity will impact
your immediate and long-term career development.
- An interview is a "two-way street." Know what
questions to ask during the interview. Your questions allow the
hiring manager to evaluate your professional and personal needs.
Insightful questions help both of you determine if your
relationship will be mutually rewarding. Lastly, the better you
understand the opportunity, the more you will be able to
communicate your interest in the position.
- Put your best foot forward. Always wear
proper attire and greet your interviewer with a firm handshake
and an enthusiastic smile.
- For hiring managers, the "right match" means
they have identified individuals capable of performing the
immediate challenges. More importantly, they hope the
individuals have the potential to be future resources and assets
to the firm.
- The interviewer is the mechanism used to
determine the "right match."
- You are being interviewed by the hiring
manager to determine whether you have the qualifications
necessary to do the job and whether a mutually rewarding
professional relationship can be formed.
- Similarly, you must determine whether you can
be successful in the available position and whether the company
will give you the opportunity for growth and development.
- Present yourself in the best possible light.
However, be yourself; everyone has the same goal - the "right