When you are attending an interview it’s all too easy to forget that it’s as much for you as it is for them. When you go to an interview you need to make sure you check them out as much as possible, as you will be spending a significant amount of time there and you don’t it to be a nightmare!
Take some time to check out the culture of the company, but also don’t forget to check:
The turnover rate
Make sure you find out how often they get new staff in, and more importantly, roughly how long they stay for. It will give you a really solid idea about how they operate, the general attitude of the staff they have and also create a firm picture if it’s somewhere you could stay longer term.
Find out if there is any scope for career development, like internal or external training that comes with a certification. It’s also good to find out what your route in the company may be – what are your chances of promotion and are there annual reviews?
If there are employee benefits
Check to see what types of company benefits there are available to employees. It’s not to check what you can get out of it, but also to see if they offer their employees anything at all. It’s a good sign that they care about their employees and also that they want to create a great working culture and value their staff members.
If they are overselling
Be wary of any interviewer that is trying to oversell you the idea of the job. If they are using too many ‘buzzwords’ or business ‘jargon’ it’s a sure sign that they are trying a little too hard to get someone in to fix the problem!
Try to always present yourself in the best way possible, but remember that work is more than just a job, so make sure that any company you join is the right fit for you!