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Job interview question and answer: What do you know about this company?

This is where your research comes into play.

Whatever you do, do not say ‘nothing’ or ‘I had a quick look at your website so I know you are a _____’. Spend some time on the company website to find out as much as you can about the company so that you can speak for at least a minute and a half about their business. Also look at any news features or other websites that come up when you search the company name as this is often information generated by others and not the company singing its own praises.

At the interview, you can discuss a number of aspects such as services, goals, position in the market and other points that you have gleaned from your research. Make sure you show knowledge without coming across as a 'know it all'.

'I was impressed with your growth figures over the past twelve months and it's great that you have a policy to support the local community' is an answer that shows you have done your homework and gives the company a pat on the back for their social policies.

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