Interviews are not all the same. Depending on your
career field, the interview stage, or the type of
organization, interview meetings can widely differ. To
meet interviewers unprepared is like to give a
presentation without rehearsal. You would never do the
latter, so why would you do the former? Although this
may sound obvious, too many job applicants still
underestimate the preparation required in order to have
a successful meeting.
The first thing to do is to know what type of interview
you will be attending. If you are told beforehand
regarding the particulars, that's perfect. Otherwise,
don't hesitate to contact the recruiter to ask for
Knowing the interview type in advance is knowing the rules of
the game.. in advance. Don't forget, an interview is nothing more
than a tournament. The winner gets the job.
Any strategic advantage counts.