Before the Interview
For starters, visit the company’s website and read online articles to familiarize yourself with the industry. As you gain knowledge about the company and the position, you will also gain confidence.
After researching, the next step is to determine how your education, work experiences, and skills fit the company’s needs. Review your resume with an eye towards this company and this position.
me about yourself. This
is your opportunity to articulate how your background fits what the company is looking for. Give specific examples to demonstrate your education and skills.
What is your major strength? Be sure to choose a strength that relates to the position and company, and give an example.
What is your major weakness? Give your weakness a positive twist. For example, you may say, “When I work in a group, I sometimes go along with consensus even if I think there’s a better alternative.” Once again, describe a particular instance when this happened.
What do you know about our company? After your extensive research, you should be well prepared to answer this one. Give specifics and include what you found most interesting.
What position are you interested in? Even though you may want to be a senior tech writer, show you’re flexible by discussing another, similar position. Give specific examples as to why you would be the ideal person for any of these jobs, but do make it clear what your first choice is.
How well do you work within a team? Think of a situation when you effectively led a team and give details as to how you completed the project.
Preparing for an interview takes dedication on your part. You need to explore your background, research the company, and determine what you have to offer. The more time you take practicing difficult questions, the more confident you’ll be. Keep in mind that what you’re doing is selling your strengths.