But don’t limit your preparation to just looking at the company’s website. There may be other things you want to find out in advance — so don’t be afraid to ask. The company’s dress code is an obvious example of something you would want to understand before showing up for interview. Make the call! Similarly, might the company already employ someone who went to your school or college, or whom you know in some other capacity? If so, call them up and ask for their advice.
Imagine You Are The Interviewer
One of the best preparations for any business encounter, be it giving a presentation, making a deal or doing an interview, is to try to imagine yourself in the other person’s shoes. Try this before your interview: look again at the job description; then look back over your resume and any cover letter you may have written. If you were the interviewer, what would you want to ask? Are there obvious gaps in your resume that you will have to justify? Will the reasons why you are suited to the job require extensive explanation? If you were the interviewer, what qualities would you be looking for in a candidate? Asking yourself these questions will really sharpen your preparation.