Here are five tips to consider when it’s time to interview your interviewer:
Be yourself. It’s important to be yourself during the interview to get rid of the jitters. It is okay to show your sense of humor or discuss your hobbies, within limits of course.
Research further. Don’t rely only on the job description itself. Doing this may give you an incorrect assumption about the job you’ll be applying for. (You may end up being interviewed for a job you’re not interested in.)
Make sure to get a clear picture of the responsibilities involved before you accept the job. Are you a perfect fit? Are your skills and background enough to earn the position?
Know the culture. Observe what is going on around the office. Evaluate the working environment — Will it be something you’re comfortable in? Is it an open office? Is the work space a little too quiet, or is it full of chatter?
You can get a feel for the office during the interview. Trust your intuition and evaluate what it’s like to work in the organization.
Ask powerful questions. Ask how the position was made available. Doing this can lead to a conversation and give you an idea what you’re up against and what to expect if you’re hired.
Evaluate the interview. After the interview, consider how the interview went. Pay attention to your gut instincts. Search for contacts that may be of help in giving you information about working for the company.
If you do get the offer a few days after the interview, it doesn’t mean you have to accept it right away. Assess whether you’re the perfect fit for the job, considering the working environment, the culture and the responsibilities involved. You don’t want to end up signing up for something you didn’t expect.