You have landed an interview, congratulations! Now what? We know that interviews can be a nerve-racking experience, so we’ve compiled some advice on how to prepare and feel confident.
1. Research the Company
There is a bit of research that goes into looking for a job and finding a company that you feel matches your skill set. Now that you have the interview, learn what you can about the company. Start with the company’s website, click through the entire site and get a feel for the brand and atmosphere of the company. Expand your search then to social media; see what the company shares on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Taking the time to do this will make you feel more confident and at ease talking with the interviewer about the company.
2. Clean Up Your Social Media
Social media provides anyone, anywhere with access to your past. Photos, words, and events you attended can be (and will be most likely) checked by any company prior to an interview. 93% of hiring managers will review a candidate’s social media accounts prior to making a hiring decision. One picture of you with a Red Solo cup holding a ping pong ball could be enough to lessen your chances.
Even if your settings are private, it is always a good idea to look back, through the mindset of an interviewer. Delete anything you think presents a wrong impression of yourself and anything you would not openly share with your brand new boss.