Research the Client9/22/2009 10:39 AM By Catherine T
You will do better in any interview when you know more about the client and the job being offered. Before the interview, do the following research:
- Check out the client's Web site and learn all you can about their structure, goals, current projects, and product line.
- Ask people in your network if they know anything about this client. If you run across someone who's worked there in the past, you can ask about personalities and office culture.
- Get as many specifics as you can about the job being offered, and tailor your resume and portfolio to match their needs as closely as possible. If you're a little rusty on some of the necessary skills, now is the time for a quick refresher!
- Do a dry run of the trip to the client's office so you know how much time it will take and you won't have to add to your interview nerves by getting tense about being lost.