Interviewing the Company

Here’s a short list of things you should look for as you discover exactly what the company needs:

  • Company name

  • Company size

  • Mission statement

  • Company goals

  • Company culture

    • How well does the company actually adhere to the culture? Are URMs visible and present? Safe? ND people?
  • Company challenges/struggles

  • Company website and jobs page (a link to the specific job listing would be great, plus a link to their generic jobs page)

  • What types of other jobs are they trying to fill right now? How many of each type?

  • A summary of what your know about the company from blog posts, news, experience with their products, etc.

  • Are they growing? How quickly?

  • Identify needs and challenges the company or team has.

  • Identify specific ways you can help them address those needs and challenges.

  • Answer interview questions by telling them how you’ll help them address their needs and challenges.

Phrase things in the context of them. “you” vs I I I I


Questions to ask:

  • what does a day look like for the role?
  • what are biggest challenges for team right now?
  • what is company culture like?
  • what can you tell me about the group I’d be working with?
  • Can you tell me about career growth opportunities for the job?
  • are there side projects or initiatives the team is working on rn?
  • how has the company changed in the past year?
  • Favorite thing about working here? Least favorite?
  • Expectations for role first 90 days?
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