It is important to find out as much as you can about the company/organization. Researching the company/organization will help you be prepared both to answer interview questions and to ask the interviewer questions. Take some time, in advance, to use the internet to discover as much information as you can about the company.
Spend time, as well, tapping into your network to see who you know who can help give you an interview edge over the other candidates.
Here's how to research a company and
key tools for researching employers.
Once you get to the interview stage of the application process, you have succeeded in convincing an employer to invest time in meeting you. When you developed your resume and cover letter, you already:
- analyzed the job description
- identified and conveyed your skills and accomplishments most relevant to the position
- researched the employer
- explained what attracted you to the organization and/or position
However, there is more to do before the interview so you are prepared to answer questions on the spot and articulate what makes you a truly compelling candidate.