Post # 1
Wondering how much time everyone else devotes to this and what you all do.
I briefly go over the websites and scan for history, stats, awards, and accomplishments and then I have about 4 pages of mock interview questions that I go over and fix answers to better fit the job. I also manually write them out to remember them. Then I practice saying everything out loud. Otherwise I completely forget my entire history and start babbling nonsense to the interviewer.
My husband, on the other hand, does better when he just goes in and wings everything. Thinking about it too much will make him nervous.
Post # 3
I look up what the company does and all that stuff .. and then I study up. Literally. Like college textbooks and stuff. I work in a technical field, so I get technical questions that are posed to judge my capability. I handle fluffy HR questions well enough, so I don’t need to bother studying up for those.
Post # 4
I read their websites, look for online company information – really look into mission statement and values. Like the above, I also learn the langiage and terms of where I am walking into.
I also look at immediate competitors to see what is happening in the field and what is driving the hopefully future employer.
Post # 5
in addition to your mock interview (you’ve probably seen this already) http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewquestionsanswers/a/interviewquest.htm
helped me for answers as well as researching about the company (although mine was an internal applicant interview) I also asked my current boss what questions they might ask.
Although i think you should do a bit of winging too just so you don’t sound so scripted or robotic.
P.S you got married on my birthday!