Interview Preparation

No-Brainer Job Interview Prep with Glassdoor

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!

Recent research by employee engagement firm, Culture Amp, found that high Glassdoor ratings correlate with high employee engagement. Low scores correlate with low engagement.

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:

  1. Go to Glassdoor’s “Interviews” page.
  2. Then enter the company’s name.
  3. Then read all the results for all the jobs.
  4. 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:

  1. One-on-one and panel interviews.
  2. Behavioral-based interview questions (positive and negative examples).
  3. Case study exercises.
  4. Hypothetical questions.
  5. Questions about the state-of-the-art in his area of technical expertise.
  6. Additional questions about his team building, leadership, and collaboration skills.
  7. Even more questions about what he knows about the company.
  8. Conservative dress.
  9. “Yes” or “no” feedback within one month.
  10. 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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Comments 2

  1. Great reference. I’ve heard of Glass Door but never used it before. Taking a quick look, it seems like a really valuable resource.
    Thanks!
    Mike

  2. Good advice for those in a job search. Wasn’t familiar with glassdoor, another good reference!

    Thank you Al. Donna

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