Review what you will bring to the role
- Review the job description
- Review your resume and cover letter
- Reflect on your knowledge, experiences, skills and qualifications
- Reflect on your short- and long-term career goals and vocation
- Review questions that you may be asked
- Practice answering questions
What basic things do you need to know about an organization?
Interviewers appreciate candidates who have taken time to learn about the organization. Research the basics:
- Philosophy or values
- Industry or market (if applicable)
- Field or career in which the role fits
- Components of the role or the program
- Management (or teaching) style
- Research opportunities (if applicable)
- Products or services offered (if applicable)
How do I research an organization?
- Visit the website and spend time exploring
- Search for the organization on Glassdoor and review the experiences of employees.
- Use St. Olaf’s company research database.
- Use the Online Alumni Directory to find alumni who might work, or have worked, at the organization and ask them questions
- Use VAULT.com to read large company profiles and to learn more about various industries
- Visit the Piper Center and ask for help