There are many tips and tricks for people heading off to an interview, but one of the most important steps that should never be skipped is conducting company research.
During an interview, employers often supply an overview of the company and then go into the job description. As a candidate, it is important to understand how all these roles work together. This will open the door for thoughtful questions and a more in-depth conversation about the position with the employer.
It is also important to know any big news items that may have involved the company before an interview. If the company recently made a big announcement, it should be mentioned or referenced while conversing with the employer. There is no better way to show a vested interest in the company and the position than being able to talk about some of the recent company developments.
Lastly, learning about the company beforehand will help the candidate better understand how each bulleted responsibility in the job description would be carried out and what kind of weight each responsibility carries.