In preparation for the March 1st interview target discussed yesterday, here is my to-do list.
- The shortlist
- Company information.
- Professional Skills and Knowledge
- Interview suit
- Interview training
As promised, I'll cull the unhealthy mammals and target trophy-quality specimens only.
I need to obtain and memorize information like the names and titles of key personnel, corporate structure, fleet, routes, competitors, corporate history, future plans and company culture. Much of this I have learned already through stalking the various Steves, but I can brush up.
Although I fly airplanes all the time, there are questions I could be asked to answer and tasks I could be asked to do that I am not current on. Part of the mission of this blog has been to give me a chance to review various knowledge areas, and I'll do more of that.
A man can, without anyone thinking him eccentric or impoverished, wear the same suit to a graduation ceremony, wedding, funeral, formal party and job interview. He can literally own one suit and manage all those occasions. Wardrobe doesn't work that way for women. I will have to spend some time and money putting together an ensemble that is professional, conservative and sharp.
I'm not going to have too many chances at this. I'd better get it right. It's worth paying a professional to humiliate me a few times so I can learn to present myself to my best advantage in an interview. I should budget at least as much as for the suit. I can also get some inside gouge on what to expect the company to ask.
That's all I can think of right now. Any other suggestions?