Daily Job Search Tips: Interview Research – Part 1

April 4th, 2011 | Interviewing | No Comments »

Part 1 of 2: Researching the company before you interview

Everyone knows to at least browse the company’s website before the interview, but a few glances are rarely enough. You’ll always perform better in an interview where you’re already comfortable with the company, what they do and how they do it.

Scour the company’s “about us” web pages, press releases, career page, and any “meet the team” pages. Find key people in the company on LinkedIn and even Twitter. Also search for general company LinkedIn groups and profiles, Twitter accounts and Facebook Pages.

All the information you collect should create an insightful big picture of the company, which should make you feel more confident and better equipped to answer questions such as, “what do you know about our company?”

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