If there is one rule for what you need to know before you enter the room for an Interview it is this –
Know the company you are interviewing with
That’s it, go to their website (you have a browser right), read their “About Us” section, read their latest blog posts, see if they are in the news, follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter.
If I were to hazard a guess, that would probably take you about 30 – 45 minutes.
And here’s the benefit to you – halfway through that process you are going to realize whether you really want to work at this company or if you want to call back the recruiter and cancel the interview.
Both are completely acceptable decisions, up until that point you have not wasted anyone’s time.
But showing up to an interview without knowing that most basic of information shows that you – don’t care about the company, see this as just another job and not a career choice and really don’t want to be there.
Beyond wasting the person’s time that is interviewing you, you have completely wasted your time interviewing for a company that you don’t really care about.