10 Q's To Ask Your Interviewer


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What happens when an interviewer asks you: "Do you have any questions for us?"

If you go blank, or say "no," you are wasting a chance to look smart and keen. Here are 10 good questions to ask.

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10 Q's To Ask Your Interviewer

  1. 1. Employee & Job-Seeker Tip <br />10 QUESTIONS TO ASK AT YOUR INTERVIEW<br />By Larry BuhlYahoo! HotJobs<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />.<br />WHY YOU SHOULD<br />ASK QUESTIONS WHEN<br />BEING INTERVIEWED<br />
  3. 3. 1. WHY YOU SHOULD ASK QUESTIONS WHEN<br /> BEING INTERVIEWED<br /><ul><li> For many job seekers an interview can seem too much like an inquisition. That's usually because they're doing all the answering and none of the asking
  4. 4. By asking good questions of the interviewer(s) you…
  5. 5. can try to get answers to important questions that you have about the company or the job you’ve applied for
  6. 6. show the employer that you are confident and interested in this position
  7. 7. create a conversation instead of a one-sided interview </li></li></ul><li>2<br />.<br />GOOD <br />QUESTIONS<br />TO ASK<br />
  8. 8. 2.1 IDENTIFY THEIR PAIN, AND FIND OUT<br /> WHERE THE COMPANY IS GOING<br /><ul><li>Identify Their Pain:
  9. 9. "What is one of the biggest problems the company faces that someone with my background could help alleviate?”
  10. 10. "If I started in this job tomorrow, what would be my two most pressing priorities?"
  11. 11. Find Out Where the Company Is Going:
  12. 12. "Where do you see this department/company in five years?”
  13. 13. "What are the long- and short-term goals of the company/department/work group?"</li></li></ul><li>2.2 DETERMINE IF YOU’D FIT IN, AND SHOW YOU<br /> ARE REALLY INTERESTED<br /><ul><li>Determine Whether You'd Fit In:
  14. 14. "How would you describe your company's culture?
  15. 15. "What tangible and intangible qualities attracted you to the organization?"
  16. 16. Show You're Really Interested:
  17. 17. "What additional information can I provide about my qualifications?"
  18. 18. "What are the next steps in the selection process, and when </li></ul>might I expect to hear back from you?"<br />
  19. 19. 2.3 ASK FOLLOW-UPS, AND INJECT YOUR<br />QUESTIONS AT THE RIGHT TIME <br /><ul><li>Ask Follow-Ups:
  20. 20. "Can you clarify what you said about...?"
  21. 21. “Would you mind giving me some examples of...?"
  22. 22. Inject Your Questions At The Right Time
  23. 23. If the interviewer is following a script, they may prefer you to wait until they ask “Do you have any questions for us?”
  24. 24. For less formal interviews, try to spread your questions out when you think the interviewer is most receptive</li></li></ul><li>more on this topic:<br />Own the Interview: 10 Questions to Ask<br />more career advice:<br />http://career-advice.monster.ca<br />join us on:<br />