Preparing For An In-Person Interview
Before The Interview:
1. Review Both The Job Description And Your Resume
- Familiarize yourself with the position and brush up on the technologies listed so that you are prepared for any questions they may ask you.
- Review your resume to insure you are well versed in everything listed.
2. Do Your Research And Have Questions Prepared
- Look up the company’s website to find the latest information and/or projects they are working on. A good place to find this is in the press release/news section. Knowing their business is a great way to express your interest in the position.
- If you know the interviewer’s names you can research them using either Google or LinkedIn. Any information you can find out is helpful and may help you make a connection.
- Take the information you learn from your research and generate a list of questions – remember you are interviewing the company too.
- Prepare your answers to common interview questions.
- Review our Common Questions form here which gives you a sampling of some questions you may be ask by the interview, tips on how to answer and ideas for questions you can ask.
3. The Next Step
- Bring extra copies of your resume.
- Prepare and bring work samples if possible (offer to the interviewer only if mentioned/asked).
- Prepare to dress professionally (suit & tie unless the company advises otherwise).
During The Interview:
1. Getting There.
- Make sure you arrive 15 minutes early – if you are 15 minutes early, you are on time.
- Extend a firm, friendly handshake.
- Express appreciation for the interviewer’s time.
2. During The Interview
- Maintain good eye contact.
- Speak clearly, listen and focus on the interviewer.
- Be assertive without being overly aggressive.
- Ask the questions you have prepared. It is always a duel interview.
- Be honest with your answers.
- Be motivated, passionate and enthusiastic; showing these things will set you apart from other candidates.
- Be prepared to confirm a date for a follow up meeting just in case one in necessary.
- At the end of the interview; ask for the job and remember that the goal is always to get an offer. You can make a decision whether you would like to accept later.
3. DO NOT
- Do not discuss money…refer those questions back to ISLAND STAFFING. Note that you may be asked more than once during the interview…answer the same.
After The Interview:
1. Contact Your ISLAND STAFFING Recruiter
- To recap and discuss the next step after you’ve completed the interview. We need to hear from you before we can follow up with the company.