Before attending a job interview, it is a good idea to ‘do your homework’ on the company and to find out as much about them as you can. You can find general information on the company website and get an idea of how the company presents itself, its products and services. It would also be useful to speak with people who already work there, to get a better idea of what the company is really like. In addition, you can see if they have a presence on social media, read their posts and follow them for a while to see new posts.

This is important for your own peace of mind, to be sure that this is the kind of company where you can be happy, making the kind of contribution that you want and that can give you good career development prospects or the level of job security that you are looking for. Remember that a job interview is part of a recruitment and selection process that goes both ways.

In an interview, you will probably be given some information about the company or you may even be asked what you know already. The panel will be interested to see that you have done some research and may even ask you ‘Why do you want to work at this company?’

Make sure you have an answer ready. Of course, you probably have some questions of your own and you should prepare these too.