Keys to successful interviews: Result-driven company research and Relatable experience referencing
Jennifer Oyelade is an International Recruitment Business Leader, EMEA Talent Acquisition Director, Employability Specialist and author. She is a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (MIRP – UK) and an Organisational Change Advocate with an extensive career spanning across Europe, Middle East, North America and sub-Saharan Africa. To contact her, please visit www.jenniferoyelade.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 18, 2021769 views0 comments
What is result-driven company research? It’s an in-depth fact-finding exercise that uncovers information about an organisation that demonstrates their productivity, current, and future objectives. When an interviewer asks you what do you know about the company? Don’t bore them with the obvious, like who their CEO is, what they are into, and their local or global presence. Use the results of your exercise to demonstrate your ability to capture information that not only showcases the level of your research skills but your ability to use your findings as intellectual conversation starters, probative questioning on the role or organisation as a whole; it can even open the door for unconventional opportunities that may not have risen under normal circumstances.
More importantly, result-driven company research also prepares you for career leveraging and negotiation. Understanding an organisation in so much depth allows you to uncover blind spots in their business model, identify potential opportunities, and devise a strategy based on your expertise to fill in that void. With this formula you can upsell your skills to create a need that they may not even know existed and increase their budget to accommodate the value they are convinced you’d add to their organisation.
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