Advance preparation is critical. The better you understand the company and its need the better you can indicate how your skills, experiences, and education are ideal for the position.
Know the Organization
Research mission, history, goals, customers, products, services and decision makers, and regional salaries. Search the employer's website, the website of competitors, and other websites. Tools such as ONet and LinkedIn can be helpful.
Know the Position
What is the primary function of the position? What skills, experience, abilities, and education are needed?
Know the Questions
Review potential questions, write down answers, and practice answering the questions.
Know the Topics:
Brief yourself with related current events and social and ethical issues related to the field.
Know What Employers Want
Each year, NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, surveys employers to determine the top ten skills that employers seek.
Top 10 Skills Employers Seek
What Do You Know About You?
Make a list of your relevant skills, abilities, and experiences and be ready to provide specific examples.