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Interviewing Workshop - Before the Interview


Know The Company

The more information you have about a prospective employer, the better prepared you will be during the Interview. Knowing about the organization's products, trends, and employment requirements are vital to your interview preparation.
Company/Organization Information - General Knowledge

  • Name of company  
  • Growth history of company
  •  Anticipated growth of company Where do they rank in the industry in size and sales?
  •  Current problems of company Chief Competitors)
  •  Location and number of plants, offices, and stores of company
  •  Parent company
  •  Subsidiaries
  •  Major activity of company
  •  How many employees do they have?
  •  What are their sales figures from last year?  Projections for this year?
  •  Description of position for which I am applying
  •  Major duties of the position
  •  Geographical location of position
  •  Minimum requirements for the position
  •  Deadline for application and starting date of position
  •  Salary range
  •  Recent items in the news

Additionally, how do you match up with the company based on this research

  • My related experience
  • My indirectly related experience
  • My community or school activities as they relate to the position

Career Services' website has more information to assist you with in researching companies

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