You’ve decided that Freddie Mac just might be the right career choice for you. Now it’s time for your interview, and you want to make a favorable first impression. How can you make sure you do that? Be prepared. That way, you can relax, be fully engaged, and let the real you come through.
Remember, an interview is more than our opportunity to get to know you. It’s your chance to get to know us better, too. Follow these tips, and you’ll not only learn if Freddie Mac is a good fit, but you’ll be sure to show us all that you could bring to your position at Freddie Mac.
Prepare to arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled interview time.
Give yourself plenty of time; for example, if your interview is scheduled for early morning or end of day, anticipate and prepare for rush-hour traffic.
The Internet is your friend. Make the most of the wealth of resources available – literally – at your fingertips. Research the company online to learn relevant facts such as the company’s revenue, mission, vision and values.
Look at the job or program description and learn about what the position entails. Prepare some questions about the company, possible roles and advancement opportunities.
Look your professional best. Wear neutral business attire and be conservative in your use of fragrance, cosmetics and jewelry.
Organize the night before. Your interview clothing and portfolio should all be prepared.
Re-read your resume one more time the night before your interview. The time to verify its accuracy – and make any needed changes – is now, not while you’re in the company’s reception area awaiting your interview! Make sure you can describe your strengths and skills as well as discuss past jobs and other experiences that appear on your resume.
- Think of examples from past experiences where you demonstrated your leadership, work ethic, initiative, attention to detail, communication and persuasive skills. These examples can come from class projects, work experiences, student activities or living situations.
This is your chance to interview us too.
An interview is a chance for you to learn more about the job and the company. Make sure that you understand the responsibilities of the job. Ask about the job expectations. Have the interviewer go over the training program. Knowing more about the job will help you make an informed decision if an offer is made.