If you’ve finished school or have graduation coming up, you may be involved in the job search or have job interviews on your mind.

You also might be a little unfamiliar with “American” job interview techniques; one thing to always keep in mind is that you should show your understanding of the company and its place in the industry. Do your research. Read their blogs, articles about them online, check their social media, read their LinkedIn blogs, even check stock reports.

Learn as much as you can about their challenges, where they are in the industry, and then relate them to your own experience and abilities.

Show the interviewer how you can help them and be specific – many interviewees use too many generalities! The interviewer will appreciate specific details and if you can use numbers and other metrics of your achievements and then place them within the context of their company’s challenges, even better!