Chapter 13Questions to Ask Beforethe Initial Interview

Most candidates looking for a job don’t prepare well for an initial interview. Even though they may practice interviewing techniques, they often overlook preparation for interviews with specific companies or individuals. So, ask yourself these questions:

What do I know about the company I’m speaking with? I can’t tell you the number of candidates I have worked with over the years who knew nothing about the company they were interviewing with. Or, what is worse, they researched the wrong company and showed up being totally uninformed or misinformed. The more you know, the better you will interview. This is especially important the longer you interview. People often start out doing this right, ...

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