Your marketing efforts will eventually lead to job interviews. To succeed in interviewing – and land the offer – you must demonstrate why you are the best candidate for the job. Preparing well for interviews requires a thorough understanding of the position and company, awareness of the company’s interview process and who controls the hiring, as well as a comfort level with various interview formats (where and how the interview is conducted.) Rigorous attention to detail is advised at every step.

The following pages will help you navigate the interviewing process with success:

The interview process is much about assessing a company’s culture and its fit with your values as it is about marketing yourself for the job. Evaluate what’s important to you before interviewing so that you can observe the atmosphere and pick up cues on how the company operates. Often these cues about environment and culture are beyond verbal questioning and rely on being physically present and aware in the work space.