Preparing for the interview
Begin by reviewing everything you have already learned about the company so that the information is fresh in your mind. In addition, you need to research the people whom will be interviewing you using the same methods I mentioned before. This is where Facebook stalking and Linkedin stalking comes in handy (If the interviewers are smart, they are doing it to you too). Your goal is to sound like you already work for the company.
There are some items you need to bring with you to the interview. Be sure to bring good questions, notes on what you learned about the company, a pen, a pad of paper to take notes, and a few copies of your cover letter and resume.
Below is a list of interview questions that I recommend asking. Feel free to change these or add your own if you feel it is appropriate.
- What is the culture like here (I ask this from as many people as possible since it tells me about each person and their perspective on the culture.)?
- What are the primary responsibilities of the job?
- How will my performance be measured?
- What are the top three problems that you would like me to help solve if I am hired?
- Why do you enjoy working here?
- Are there any negatives with this role/company?
- How will my expectations be clearly defined?
- What am I not asking that I should be asking? (save this to the end)