How to Prepare for a Job Interview at the Last Minute

Oh no – you forgot that your job interview is tomorrow morning! Now, you’ll never have time to prepare!

If you’ve ever experienced this, or if you’re experiencing this right now – fear not! It is possible to prepare for a job interview at the last minute and still ace it. At CRG, we’re a recruiting, staffing and consulting firm, and we’ll do everything we can to help you find the job of your dreams. We offer IT consulting positions in High Point, NC, as well as other positions in other local areas. Here are a few tips on how to prepare for a job interview at the last minute, and make it seem like you’ve been preparing for weeks.

1. Go online – preferably to the company’s website – Thank goodness for the internet. You can find out just about anything on there. Whether you’re pressed for time or not, we recommend going to the company’s website and learning as much as you can about them. First, look at the job description that you’re applying for, and then find out about the company itself. What do they do? How long have they been in business? Have they won any awards lately?

2. Prepare some stories to tell – And by stories, we mean to paint a verbal picture of something good you’ve done in your past work or school history. The best way to answer an interview question is a story that resonates with the interviewer. To prepare, write down and memorize three stories of achievement that will help outshine the other job applicants.

3. Make sure you have the basics – Do you know where you’re going and how to get there? Do you have a clean outfit picked out? Make sure you have the basics down before you set off. Also, if it’s still the night before, go to bed early and get a good night’s sleep.

Those are three of the ways you can prepare for your upcoming job interview at the last minute. Whether you’re seeking a position in human resources or looking for a company who provides managed IT services in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas, you can turn to us at CRG. To learn more about preparing for job interviews, contact us at 844-CRG-WORK.

Top Interview Dos and Don’ts for the Job Seeker

When you’re looking for a job, you’ll probably do anything it takes to get one that would be a good match for your personality and skills. You might be applying for hundreds of jobs in your selected field, hearing nothing back and wondering where did it all go wrong. At CRG, we can make that process much easier, as we provide opportunities for jobs involving many industries including IT consulting services in Charlotte, NC, as well as the surrounding areas, the Triad (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem), the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) and beyond.

But if you’re reading this, then you’ve probably already secured an interview with a company, and you’d like to know how to pass with flying colors. Although interviews can get a bit stressful, it does help when you know what to do and what not to do. We’ve taken the best interview dos and don’ts and compiled them into one blog to help you with your next interview. Here they are:

Dos:

Dress like a successful person in your chosen field – There are many different articles out there that can help you figure out what to wear during your job interview. The main things you need to focus on are making sure your clothes fit well, they are neatly pressed and are appropriate for the work environment.

Give your interviewer a firm handshake – This pretty much speaks for itself. When you greet the interviewer, give them a firm handshake and make eye contact. This tells them you’re confident. Just make sure you don’t crush their hand.

Don’ts:

Criticize your former company or employer – No matter how bad they might’ve been, you’ll want to leave the criticizing out of your job interview. Remember: you want to make a good impression on them! Don’t give the impression that you are a complainer.

Check your phone during the interview – At all. For any reason. Turn your phone off or put it on silent during your interview. If it rings, vibrates, or you end up checking it, it will leave a very bad impression on the interviewer.

So, get out there and show the world (or the interviewer) what you’re capable of! To learn more about jobs in High Point, NC, the Triad, Triangle, greater Charlotte area and beyond, contact us at 844-CRG-WORK.

Top Questions to Ask an Employer in a Job Interview

You might compare a job interview to a stranger throwing you on-stage, shining the spotlight on you, and expecting you to recite your entire life story. Fortunately, that’s not the case at all. Job interviews are certainly the time and place to describe your strengths and explain why a company would want to hire you, but they’re also much more than that. In fact, a job interview is a two-way street. Your potential employer will ask you questions about your skills, but you’ll also want to ask them questions about the position to see if the company would be a good fit for you.

At CRG, we’re a job recruiting agency, technology services and managed services company that helps people find IT jobs in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas, as well as the Triad and Triangle markets. We’ve come up with some of the top questions to ask an employer in a job interview that will not only give you a better idea of the job but also give the employer a good impression of you:

  1. Can you explain the day-to-day responsibilities of this position? Even though you read the job description, you’ll still want to know what your daily responsibilities would be in the position. This will help you determine whether you actually want the position or not.
  1. Which qualities would help me succeed in this position? This question will not only provide more information about the position itself, but it will also lead to valuable information about the company culture. You can then decide if your skills and personality traits match with the company and the position.
  1. What is the typical career path for a person in this job role? This is another question that will also impress the employer. It shows them that you’re interested in moving up in the company and you’ll learn whether they promote from within, and also how career advancement works with the company.

As one of the leading IT headhunters in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas, as well as the Triad and Triangle markets, we have over two decades of matching the right candidates to the right jobs and organizations. We’d like to continue this success with you. To learn more about the questions you should be asking in job interviews, contact us at 844-CRG-WORK.

3 Questions You Might Be Asked During a Human Resources Interview

You’re probably here because you recently secured an interview for a human resources position. In that case, congratulations! But, you still have a lot more work to do in order to get an offer for the position. At CRG, we’re a job recruiting agency with employees who are dedicated to helping you find the career that you’ve been searching far and wide for, including human resources jobs and administrative roles. But enough about us, this is about you! Here are three questions that you’ll probably be asked during a human resources interview:

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