Preparing for an interview takes much thought, time, diligence and strategy. We only get one shot to make a good impression and to put our best foot forward. So much of our career success relies on our ability to seize opportunities that are presented to us. Whether you are pursuing a new position in a different organization or a growth opportunity within your current organization, taking the time to prepare for the interview is crucial. That means doing a lot of homework on the organization, position for which you are interviewing, as well as people with whom you are interviewing. In addition, start with your own self-exploration and be fully prepared to discuss why you are the ideal candidate for the job!