What You Should Know Before Your Job Interview - Part 3, Consejitos

Still feeling unprepared and unaware of what to focus on before your interview? You are not alone.

In this last part of Consejitos (simple tips), we are hoping to give you the edge that you’ve been looking for. We know that you may be nervous, or have limited time before the big day, so without further ado, we share with you the final tip of this series.

Entender El Contexto (Understand the Context)

The best thing that you can do is understand the type of environment that you are entering into before arriving for the job interview. We understand that there are a lot of pieces that make up an environment, so below we’ve provided you with three areas to focus on, and understand so you can ace the interview.

1 - The Dress Code

Why would the dress code be important? Well, for two reasons. Firstly, you want to be sure that you would fit, and actually enjoy dressing that way on a daily basis. Secondly, you can use this knowledge to dress for the interview. The more you look like the people you’re interviewing with, the more likely they are to see you as someone that’s already part of the team.

2 - Company Size

The size of the organization is important because it gives you an understanding of how much you will likely be exposed to on the job. If the company is really large, and there will be several people in your department, the likelihood is high that your job will be well-defined and you may not be exposed to areas outside of that job description. On the other hand, if the company is really small and growing, the likelihood is high that everyone will need to contribute in ways outside of their job description.

3 - Recent Company News

If the company just received funding, or just became a public company that would be valuable information to you. It doesn’t mean that it will be relevant to the interview (you may not need to mention it, or it may not sound natural to mention it), but at the very least it will give you a better understanding of where the company stands today.

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