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Things to Research in-depth before your Paramount Interview


It is essential to research the position using written description, talking to people working in the field, utilizing LinkedIn by searching for people with similar profiles and going through their skill sets and expertise areas, talking to experts in the area, checking business journals, papers, etc. Scourge the job opening adverts and description to look for tip-offs on what the organization is looking for and if and how can you live up to those needs. Thoroughly research the organization with the same endeavour. Such awareness during the interview exhibits an earnest and mature interest in the opportunity. Most frequently asked question is "What do you know about our organization?" Silence or lack of response here would indicate a sign of lethargy and/or indifference. Do your homework and you will be able to ask better questions and also focus on your strong points better. Questions to keep in mind while researching include the following:

  • What are the organization's products and/or services? What industries/populations does the organization serve?

  • How large is the organization? Is it a part of a larger organization? What are some of its acquisitions?

  • Where is its headquarters? What are the other divisions and where are they located?

  • What is the outlook for this organization or this industry in general?

  • What is the salary range for this type of position?

  • Who are its competitors? A brief comparative analysis is a good thing to do.

  • The work culture of the organization?

  • Has it been in the media lately? If yes, why?

  • A broad organization structure - the name of the CEO or MD.