1. Study the Company's History and Background
It is essential that you conduct thorough research on the company. Understand the company’s overall mission, products, services, marketplace and main competitors. The best place to start is the company’s homepage and social media sites.
2. Utilise Capital's Resources
Capital will fully brief you on the interview format, the company’s culture and management style to begin to prepare you for the interview. Capital helps place you with a company, but it is up to you to secure the position. A candidate’s interview performance will determine who the company chooses for the job. It is imperative that you contemplate how your specific skills, experience and personality can fit into the company. Refer to these relevant skills throughout the interview and try to use personal examples when answering a interviewer’s questions.
3. Prepare Thoughful Inquiries
Enthusiasm and the right attitude can sometimes compensate for not having an exact match in terms of skills and experience. When conducting your research, prepare a list of thoughtful questions that relate to your particular interests within the company. Make sure that you do not ask simple questions that could easily be answered from their website. Refer to page 5 for starter ideas.