Job hunters(二): Senior headhunters teach you how to prepare for interviews and improve the success rate of interviews

In the last issue, we shared the first part of the preparation work before the interview to effectively improve the success rate of the interview. Today we will share with you the other preparations.

Before the interview, besides knowing the company to be hired and the position you are applying for, what else do you need to know?

Understanding of the interviewer

The interviewer is the most important person to decide whether or not you can pass this interview. If you can understand the interviewer’s background and preferences before the interview, it will greatly help improve your interview success rate.

If there are several rounds of interviews, there will be several interviewers. The focus of each interviewer will be different, and the content of the interview will vary greatly.

Generally speaking, the interview process will have HR, employer department heads, and executives in these rounds of interviews, each of which has the following characteristics:


HR generally starts with the overall quality of the interviewer’s “quality”, paying more attention to whether the interviewer’s talk is normal, whether the job-seeking mentality is healthy, the acceptance of corporate culture, and professional stability. HR, which has a deep understanding of business, will also inquire about some of the professional knowledge, but in general this part is not the focus of HR interviews.

Employer department head:

Your future direct supervisor will pay more attention to your actual business ability. The focus of the conversation will be on past project experience, technical understanding, and working methods. During the interview process, the employer will also examine the level of tacit understanding between you and him. If you and the interviewer can agree and resonate in many ways, congratulations, this interview will be greatly affected. Admission.

Company executives (or bosses):

General company executives are the last round of checks, just like the goalkeeper, even though HR and the employer department think you are good, but the executives have to see it for safety.

Executive interviews usually don’t play cards according to common sense. They don’t have structured interviews with you like HR, and they don’t ask very detailed business content like the human department. He might simply talk to you about home and talk about some of your truest. The matter, based on his years of experience to judge the job seeker.

The executives’ joints are basically a one-vote negation. If the executives see you are not pleasing to the eye, or find that you are suspected of fraud, or have potential threats to the company’s development, this link will be brushed down by the executives.

Therefore, from the perspective of the job seeker, if you can know the user preferences of these key interviewers in advance before the interview, it will help to avoid some low-level mistakes.

For example, some HRs value the candidate’s career plan at the time of the interview to determine whether the candidate can stay in the company for several years. Before the interview, you must think about your career plan, and this program must reflect that you will be stable in this company for at least three years.

How can I get to know the interviewer in advance?

The best: If you are recommending this company through headhunting, you can ask the headhunter who recommended you. The previous interviewer has been asked questions at each link, what the result is, what kind of advice can you give. More professional headhunters generally give candidates some interview suggestions, so that candidates can make some preparations in advance. These suggestions are based on the experience of the past interviewers who failed the interview, and the reference value is extremely high.

Second: If you have an acquaintance working in this company, you can also ask him to help you inquire about the relevant information, probably to understand the style of your interview.

At last: If you don’t know anyone, at least you have to ask the interviewer to ask who the interviewers are, and then find the interviewer’s file through some social software (such as LinkedIn, pulse). Look at the interviewer’s background to speculate on the interviewer’s style and interview preferences.

Understanding the interview process

Different job interview processes will also be very different.

The simplest one may only need one round. Generally, the interview process of a small company will be relatively simple, and the employment department can directly pass the interview.

More complicated, there may be many rounds of interviews, including written examinations, HR interviews, technical interviews, departmental interviews, executive interviews, and even psychological assessments. Not only the interview cycle is long, but also the interview content to be prepared. Interview The cost is large.

Knowing the entire process of the interview in advance will help you prepare for each step in advance, and even judge whether it is worth paying such a large interview cost for the position.

For example, the written test, in general, technical posts will have this link, and some companies like to test the basic theoretical knowledge of candidates, will produce some basic professional knowledge in this link. There are quite a few senior engineers who have lost some basic theoretical knowledge due to their long working hours. If you can know this part of the test in advance, or know what direction the written test is about, please prepare a little. Helped to successfully pass the first round.

How can I know the interview process in advance?

The HR that usually invites you will know the entire interview process, but she may not tell you. Job seekers should take the initiative to ask the entire interview process when accepting the offer, especially how many times to go to the site, this will determine the time cost of the interview you need to invest.

Familiar with the interview location in advance

If the interview is late, it will leave a bad impression on the interviewer. The effect of the interview will be discounted, and even the opportunity to get an offer will be lost. Therefore, the interview day must be on time, even better.

Some companies will need to fill in the basic information and forms before the interview, and it will take at least ten minutes to arrive in advance, so that you can get more time for the follow-up interview.

To do this, you must know and confirm the interview location in advance. Sometimes the location of the interview is not necessarily the official website address of the company. This is subject to the confirmation of the interview sent to you by the hr that informs you of the interview.

The route to the interview needs to be planned in advance. It is estimated that the road may take a long time to be spent, and it is estimated whether the traffic conditions at that time will be congested and enough time is reserved. If you are interviewing in a different place, you must also buy long-distance tickets or high-speed train tickets in advance.