We often get asked, “how should I prepare for my interview next week?” So, we’d like to share with you some tips on how to best prep for your interview with us.
Research & Know Turbonomic, Inside and Out
What do we do and Why Turbonomic? Learn more here
How does it work? Learn more here
Who is part of our Leadership team? Learn more here
What’s our company’s history? Learn about our rebranding here
What’s our vision? Read our founders article here
What product versions do we have? Check them out here
Who are some of our 1,900 customers? Check them out here
Who are our partners? Check them out here
Research the managers you’ll be interviewing with
Check out their LinkedIn profiles, learn where they came from and what they’ve accomplished. This makes it a more interactive conversation when you come in and will give you great talking points. Here is a look at one of our VPs profiles
Reach out to connections you know at Turbonomic
Networking is one of the best things you can do prior to an interview and if you know someone well enough who works here – it’s worth getting in touch to learn more. You can get additional advice, learn why they joined Turbo, use them as a conversation within the interview and/or make sure it’s the right fit for your personality/experience.
Review the job description one more time
Look over the job description, skills and responsibilities and make notes on how your experience/knowledge will directly apply to these. This will show the team that you’re fully capable of executing on everything expected. Here is our careers page where you can view job descriptions.
Prep really thoughtful questions to ask our team
It’s always worthwhile to bring insightful questions ready to ask the hiring manager. Please don’t ask generic questions though… ask questions you have about the role, the company and the opportunities you’ll encounter in the role. We want this to be a two-way street, where you’re interviewing us too. What are some of the better questions you could ask?
Read some great questions on HubSpot’s blog
Prepare ahead of time
It’s always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. Bring extra resumes, sample work, letters of recommendation, a notebook and a pen for notes. This will show the hiring managers you’re prepared and ready for anything. When you’re getting a tour of the office, be sure to say ‘hello’ to the people you pass. We promise we don’t bite and are more than happy to see new faces in the office.
Lean in and show excitement
This should be an exciting opportunity for you. We like to see energy in our candidates and that they’re eager to get in here and do something incredible. Passion and enthusiasm matter to us and they should matter to you to.
Get some rest the night before
You want to come in with energy and show the hiring manager you’re the #1 candidate, right? You’ll want to get some sleep the night before and bring all your energy to the interview. This is a high-performance culture, so the more energy you bring, the better.
Dress to impress within the role you’re interviewing
What should you wear? We like to tell candidates to be themselves, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t “dress to impress.” If you’re unsure, ask your recruiter for more details and they’ll be happy to give some guidance. Once you work here, the dress is pretty laid back, but it’s important to make a good first impression. If you’ll be in a client-facing role… a full suit might make sense. Other roles, it might make sense to dress down.
Nail the follow-up
It’s always a good idea to send a ‘thank you’ follow up email to all of the people you interviewed with and if you want to go the extra mile, a handwritten note still hasn’t lost its charm for the right position. Here are some tips from The Muse on follow-up emails
Good luck and feel free to tweet us with any questions @TurbonomicLife to chat with a recruiter or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our careers page to view open roles: www.turbonomic.com/company/careers