Software Resources has been matching best-in-class IT candidates with technology-centric clients for more than 20 years. While our job listings offer clear and detailed job descriptions, duties and requirements, we find that candidates often do not prepare for the job interviewing process thoroughly. While reading a recent article on LinkedIn that was trending in the recruiting and hiring pages, our thoughts were confirmed.
The article, How to Interview Your Hiring Manager, discussed how people are consumed by worrying what questions they are going to be asked in an interview and how to respond to them, but don’t take time to think about questioning the companies themselves. Author Rajat Taneja advises interviewees tor read analyst reports, browse the company’s job site, look at how long the jobs have been open, and find people in their extended network who may be familiar with the company’s culture. “Just as you wouldn’t invest your money in a stock without researching it in great depth, don’t invest your human capital in a company without a lot of due diligence, ” Taneja writes.
We agree. We want our potential hires to know about the company they are interviewing for and be prepared to ask questions about the company thus engaging themselves in the entire process. After all, your job is where you’re going to be spending the vast majority of your time, you need to make sure you’re making the decision that is the best fit for you.