If you had a business, you would probably inventory your assets before putting it on the market. The same is true in the interview process. It’s important to know what you can bring to the new company before the interviewer asks you, so take some time to self-inventory and quantify your skills and accomplishments.
Before the interview, ask yourself:
- What do you want to do for the rest of your life?
- What can you offer that the next interviewee can’t?
Put your answers in writing, and be detailed. Keeping a record of your goals, skills and accomplishments will help you think ahead about some of the issues you’ll have to discuss at your interview. It can also serve as a long-term tool to help you plan and track your career.