Nothing serves you better in life than being prepared, and nowhere is that more true than when interviewing for a job. This month, Senior Recruiter, Kenny Glaysher, has some great interviewing tips that you’ll be glad you read.
Doing your research is a must when preparing for an interview. The more you know about a company, the more prepared you will be to ask questions about things that matter most to you. What is often overlooked, however, is researching the individuals with whom you will be meeting. This shows the interviewer that, not only have you’ve done your homework, but also that you aren’t just looking for a job—you’re looking for the right job.
The best way to research an interviewer is through LinkedIn; you can see how long they’ve been with the organization and get information on their previous experience. This way you can phrase some questions around their tenure and personal experience, i.e. “I saw you’ve been with XYZ for 8 years; what has made you stay for so long?” and “I noticed you came from the healthcare industry prior to XYZ; what made you make the transition to this industry?”. Also asking questions around their educational background and where they went to school provides an opportunity to make connections and create rapport.
So before that next interview, as Alexander Graham Bell so wisely said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”