You must research the company thoroughly prior to the job interview. Simple things like reading through the company website to gain a thorough understanding of what it does, its values, and clients will go along way. Taking copies of your CV and the job description with you to the interview may also be worthwhile to help you answer any questions the employer may ask.
This seems a simple task yet some people get it horribly wrong. You should plan your route in advance and if its in an area you’re not familiar with then do a test run to the interview location a few days beforehand to make sure you’re clear on where you’re going.
3) Interview questions
Having a rough idea what questions may be asked will go a long way to you preparing your answers for the interview (as a recruiter we can help you with this), as well as swotting up on the standard questions. You will usually be asked by the interviewer if you have any questions to ask about the company and your role. You may well be able to come up with questions based on the interview content itself, but it’s worthwhile having a few questions prepared such as; “What are the career prospects like?”, and “Where does the company see itself within the marketplace within the next few years?” (Again as a recruiter we can help you with these).
4) Dress code
Depending on the company or the office environment, the dress code for the interview can differ. Many interviewers would expect you to turn up in a suit and tie, or formal office wear, this may not always be the case – particularly if you are interviewing for a website or new media company and dressing too smart can actually work against you.
5) After the interview
Manners and politeness go far in interviewing, so the importance of thanking each person who interviews you should come as no surprise. You can begin this by thanking each person who interviewed you before you leave. Even an email shortly after the interview, it won’t get you the job offer, but doing so will certainly give you an edge over any of the other finalists.