Employee & Job-Seeker Tip <br />10<br />QUESTIONS<br />TO ASK<br />YOUR JOB<br />INTERVIEWER<br /> Mark Swartz, <br /> Car...
1<br />.<br />IDENTIFY<br />THEIR <br />PAIN<br />
1. IDENTIFY THEIR PAIN<br /><ul><li>“What is one of the biggest 	problems the company faces that 	someone with my backgrou...
  “If I started in this job tomorrow, 	what would be my two most 	pressing priorities?”</li></li></ul><li>2<br />.<br />FI...
2. FIND OUT WHERE THEY ARE HEADED<br /><ul><li>  “Where do you see this 	department/company in five years?"
  "What are the short-term goals of the 	company/department/work group?”</li></li></ul><li>3<br />.<br />DETERMINE <br />W...
3. DETERMINE WHETHER YOU’D FIT IN<br /><ul><li>  “How would you describe your 	company‘s culture?”
  “What tangible and intangible 	qualities attracted you to the 	organization?”</li></li></ul><li>4<br />.<br />SHOW THAT<...
4. SHOW THAT YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED<br /><ul><li>  "What additional information can I 	provide about my qualifications?"
  "What are the next steps in the 	selection process?</li></li></ul><li>5<br />.<br />ASK <br />FOR <br />CLARIFICATION<br />
5. ASK FOR CLARIFICATION<br /><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask for more details, e.g.
 "Can you clarify what you said about...?“
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10 Questions To Ask Interviewers

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Think that the interviewer is the only one allowed to ask questions? Not so. You should be posing queries too; ones that show off your knowledge and emphasize your interest in the job.

Here are some quick, helpful tips to get you started.

Mark Swartz - CareerActivist.com
Monster.ca's National Career Coach

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10 Questions To Ask Interviewers

  1. 1. Employee & Job-Seeker Tip <br />10<br />QUESTIONS<br />TO ASK<br />YOUR JOB<br />INTERVIEWER<br /> Mark Swartz, <br /> Career Coach<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />.<br />IDENTIFY<br />THEIR <br />PAIN<br />
  3. 3. 1. IDENTIFY THEIR PAIN<br /><ul><li>“What is one of the biggest problems the company faces that someone with my background could help alleviate?”
  4. 4. “If I started in this job tomorrow, what would be my two most pressing priorities?”</li></li></ul><li>2<br />.<br />FIND OUT<br />WHERE THEY<br />ARE HEADED<br />
  5. 5. 2. FIND OUT WHERE THEY ARE HEADED<br /><ul><li> “Where do you see this department/company in five years?"
  6. 6. "What are the short-term goals of the company/department/work group?”</li></li></ul><li>3<br />.<br />DETERMINE <br />WHETHER YOU’D<br />FIT IN<br />
  7. 7. 3. DETERMINE WHETHER YOU’D FIT IN<br /><ul><li> “How would you describe your company‘s culture?”
  8. 8. “What tangible and intangible qualities attracted you to the organization?”</li></li></ul><li>4<br />.<br />SHOW THAT<br />YOU ARE<br />REALLY INTERESTED<br />
  9. 9. 4. SHOW THAT YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED<br /><ul><li> "What additional information can I provide about my qualifications?"
  10. 10. "What are the next steps in the selection process?</li></li></ul><li>5<br />.<br />ASK <br />FOR <br />CLARIFICATION<br />
  11. 11. 5. ASK FOR CLARIFICATION<br /><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask for more details, e.g.
  12. 12. "Can you clarify what you said about...?“
  13. 13. "Can you give me some examples of...?"
  14. 14. If you don’t hear or understand something, politely request assistance, e.g.
  15. 15. “Would you mind repeating…?”
  16. 16. “Could you please rephrase that?”</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 />
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