Interviewing Tips

You’ve made it past the application and resume, and you’ve been asked to interview with the company. Congratulations! Now what?

There are several different kinds of interview scenarios, and you may be involved with more than one kind for the same position. Below are some tips for face-to-face interviews, phone interviews, video interviews, and lunch interviews.

If you are a candidate for one of DPP’s client positions, your recruiter or account manager will provide a checklist with additional information before your interview.

Preparing for the Interview

Before the interview, do some research on the company. You want to be prepared to ask intelligent questions about the position, and knowing something about the company, its history and its culture, is the best way to prepare your questions.

Face-to-face Interviews

A face-to-face interview continues to be the most common interview situation. You may meet with one person, or a group or panel. You may meet with several people, one at a time.

Phone Interviews

Most of the points for face-to-face interviews apply to phone interviews. A phone interview has its own stressors.

Virtual Interviews

Virtual interviews are becoming much more common. Companies are cutting costs with live video conference type interviews, using Skype or a similar software such as Google Hangouts.

Lunch Interviews

What if you’re invited to interview during lunch, or another meal? This is definitely not the time to choke!

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