In this highly competitive era, it is not easy to face a job interview and nail it. Preparation is the key here and only candidate with a good level of preparation can succeed in getting a job. While preparing for an interview, you must keep certain things in mind that will enable you to get the job of your dreams.
• Learn about the company: First of all, know about the company where you have applied or planning to apply. It is advisable to get its basic details. Being a job seeker, you must be doing good amount of research on the company. This includes reading annual reports, comprehending business plans of the organization, browsing through its latest news and events and issues being encountered.
• Find out about the people: It is also good to know about the person who will be taking your interview, in case you are aware of that. If you are unaware of the interviewer, get familiar with human resources at the organization and understand the level of people you may be dealing with during the interview.
• Look for an insider: You must find someone who knows the company you have applied to. It is better to look out for a person already working in that organization. He can, of course, provide valuable insights into your profile and company. He is the best person to offer you important details on the interviewer(s) and the way they interview candidates. Likewise, you will also come to know about the organizational culture.
• Read reviews: Candidates must check online reviews of the company they apply to. It is not a bad idea to know about the credibility of the organization beforehand, find about its work culture and most importantly, understand their process of hiring. A good reputed website gives fair reviews on companies.