Before an interview, the essential thing involves conducting pre-interview research, which serves to prepare the interviewee by providing relevant information regarding the organization. Learning about the process of the interview and the people that one would most likely meet is also vital. Such information can be acquired by inquiring from the individuals setting up the interview or by conducting some research on the organization (Ellis, Amjad & Deng, 2011). During the interview, some of the most common questions to prepare for include:
In most cases, the interviewer expects that the interviewee has the knowledge and vital information about the organization and the department that he/she has applied for (Hardavella, Gagnat, Xhamalaj, & Saad, 2016). While preparing for the interview, it’s essential to learn about the organization and show genuine interest regarding the firm. Learning necessary information about the company will ensure that one is fully informed about the organization. The most vital information to learn includes the organization’s history, mission, vision, culture, and values.
Most of the information that I obtained about the organization was through online research. The following links would be relevant in informing more about Nevada Division of Public and behavior health:
Mission, Vision, and Goals
Understanding the mission, vision, and goals of an organization is essential in demonstrating how clear the career desires, experience, and personal strengths align with the goals of the company (Smith & Meeking, 2013). This confirms a broad understanding of the responsibilities involved in the position. It also portrays the willingness to move the organization forwards towards accomplishing their goals, and contribution to the mission and vision of the organization.
Ellis, J., Amjad, A., & Deng, J. (2011). Interviewing participants about past events: The helpful role of pre-interview activities. In education, 17(2).
Hardavella, G., Gagnat, A. A., Xhamalaj, D., & Saad, N. (2016). How to prepare for an interview. Breathe, 12(3), e86-e90.
Smith, C., & Meeking, D. (2013). How to succeed in the medical interview (Vol. 41). John Wiley & Sons.