Information to be collected before an interview

interviewHow you will prepare for the interview and how you will perform the same in interview will decide the job winning chances. Chances of winning will depend on that how you will gather the information before the interview itself, like about the company and other details. The information which you collected will help you in gaining best impression. Already your resume has been shortlisted and got a call for the interview, but the real challenge is getting through in the interview.

Understand the organization objectives

Every recruiter asks the jobseeker that what they knows about their company and they want to hear from their side. So,go through the organization official website and get a idea that what they are working, what are their products,orgnisation policies and procedures, what are the locations of organization and management team.

Go through the section of press releases to know their awards and rewards and company growth. Also check the information about the company in industry journals and magazines. Knowing all these things about the company will give you a clear picture and help you to talk smartly about the company in an interview.

► Know more information about the decision maker

If you want to know more information about the interviewer or recruiter just remember her/his name and search in LinkedIn and this information will help you before going for an interview. Sometimes this information may help you in creating impression with interviewer. Also explain well how your experience and skills will help the company for the required position.

It is also important to prepare some questions to ask interviewers. Asking some questions may creates an impression that you are very much interested for the position you applied.

Many employers ask interviewers to fill the form and give references in that. Be prepared with two very genuine and related references to give at the last moment. Make ensure that those references should have knowledge that you are in job search and should give right feedback. Take extra copies of resume and a pen and paper to make follow-up notes of interview. Finally know the venue address properly and reach in time for the interview.

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