Reviewing your resume and ironing your suit are certainly important but can you answer these questions?
- What are the biggest challenges facing the company and their industry?
- What has their growth been over the past year? (Employment and financial growth)
- Do you know three things about the person you are interviewing with?
- Why is this position available?
Yes, acquiring this information is difficult, however, would you feel better prepared having it in advance? How would it change the flow of the conversation if you knew these answers in advance of the interview? This stuff is not top secret.
I have written about this before: How to Prepare for an Interview If you want more information on interviewing, review this and other posts on the topic for a bit of extra help preparing for your next interview.
Here are some interview questions to help with your rehearsal: Pre-Interview Prep
Don’t just run the answers to questions around in your head: Practice Your Interview Answers Out Loud
Don’t Divulge too much The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth
Be Ready to answer this question: Why Did You Leave Your Job
How can you really show you are interest in the job after your first interview? Setting Yourself Apart with a 30-60-90 Day Plan