Do your research and know who you are meeting?

The key to a good interview performance is solid preparation. Being well prepared shows your enthusiasm and professionalism. This section includes tips to ensure you put your best foot forward.

Researching the organisation will give you a clearer picture of what the organisation is about and how your role fits in. Demonstrating that you have done your research will also help you build credibility with your interviewer. Company websites, media releases, and annual reports can all provide you with an overview of the organisation.
Just as you would research the organisation, it is important to gather some background on the people who will be interviewing you.

In the age of LinkedIn, this is easier than ever. You don’t need to know their entire life story, but demonstrating that you’ve taken the time to find out about them will show you are prepared and will help you build rapport.