Prepare for the interview by researching the company. Find out the company’s history, business values, employee culture, and financial statements (if public). This information will allow you to impress the interviewer with your knowledge, as well as help you determine if this is the right workplace for you.
How do you find this information? The internet is your best friend. Extensively search the company’s website, social media sites, and use Google to find reviews on it. From these, you can often determine all of the aforementioned info. It is important; however, to also meet with an individual who has first hand experience with the desired company. Use your LinkedIn account to determine who you have connections with at the company. Even if someone is a third connection, you can ask for an introduction to that person through LinkedIn. Take this person out to lunch and ask prepared questions regarding the company’s values and cultures.