You just scheduled a job interview. Congratulations! You want to ace it. What’s your first interview preparation step?
I suggest visiting Glassdoor.com to see what you can learn about your target company’s interviewing practices.
But First — Check Out the Company’s Glassdoor Rating!
The more Glassdoor ratings, the stronger the correlation. Thus, if you’ve got a lousy company, you might skip the interview preparation. Don’t waste your time on companies where you wouldn’t accept an offer.
Check Out Glassdoor Interviews
If the Glassdoor company rating looks good, then move ahead. Glassdoor lets people who have met with a company report out on their interviews.
To see what you can find:
- Go to Glassdoor’s “Interviews” page.
- Then enter the company’s name.
- Then read all the results for all the jobs.
- You will have to join (free) to read more than ten results. It’s worth it.
I just learned quite a bit about one of my client’s upcoming interview. He should expect:
- One-on-one and panel interviews.
- Behavioral-based interview questions (positive and negative examples).
- Case study exercises.
- Hypothetical questions.
- Questions about the state-of-the-art in his area of technical expertise.
- Additional questions about his team building, leadership, and collaboration skills.
- Even more questions about what he knows about the company.
- Conservative dress.
- “Yes” or “no” feedback within one month.
- A drug test if he’s offered a job.
Glassdoor is an Interview Preparation Goldmine
Be sure to check Glassdoor.com to improve the quality of your interview preparation. If there’s a report on your company of interest, you will find incredible information to help you focus and prioritize your preparation.
Oh, and remember to pay it forward. Share information about your interviews there as well.
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Updated April 2019
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Donna Svei, an executive resume writer and former C-level executive, retained search consultant, and CPA, writes all of AvidCareerist’s posts. She has written for and been quoted by leading business, general, and career media outlets, including Forbes, Mashable, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Lifehacker, Ask.com, Social Media Today, IT World, SmartBrief, Payscale, Business News Daily, and the Muse. Let her background and experience inform your job search strategy and decision making.