Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:39

4 Questions You Need to Have Answers to Before Your Interview

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Questions to AskIn your interview, your success greatly depends on your answers to the interviewer’s questions. A lot of emphasis is put on your responses, and this is why most experts say that you need to prepare for questions that you know will be asked.

However, questions are not only for the interviewer. You should also have questions that you want answers to in order to make sure that everything goes well. Here are some of the questions that you want to figure out before the interview:

Whom do I look for? – Before the day of your interview, you want to know who will be interviewing you. This is so that you can prepare beforehand by doing research on the interviewer. By looking at his or her background, experiences, or achievements, you can get an idea of what the person is like. The bottom line is that you can prepare yourself better when you know who will be interviewing you.

Where is the interview going to be? – Knowing the location of the interview might seem basic, but you will want to confirm it; otherwise, you could risk not getting there on time. Companies relocate, and company addresses on the Internet can sometimes be wrong. You should call and confirm the location so that you can be sure you’ll get where you need to be.

You also need to consider if your interview is going to be over lunch, especially if you have restrictions with food. You don’t want to be in a restaurant where you can’t eat because of your dietary needs. Confirming the location of your interview beforehand will help save you from an uncomfortable situation.

Is there anything else I need to bring? – Most of the time, having a copy of your resume in the interview is enough, but there also instances when an employer wants to see a portfolio, past projects, or any additional material that they feel would be vital in the hiring decision. Asking beforehand ensures that you will be prepared and will have everything ready in your interview.

How do I get there? – This is an important question when you’re interviewing at a place that you’re not familiar with. You want to make sure that you know the directions so you won’t run into problems on the day of the interview.

Getting answers to these four questions should be part of your preparation. After all, if you want to make your interview as easy as possible, preparation is your only solution. When you prepare, you minimize all possible problems that can come up and increase your chances of having a great interview.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.