Questions To Ask In A Job Interview


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By: Jimmy Sweeney

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Secret Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Having to come up with questions to ask in a job interview can be a nerve-wracking part of the job interview. After all, so much of your effort is spent trying to answer questions in a way that gives the impression that you want to give of yourself. The fear is that you would ask a question which would make the interviewer doubt your intelligence, knowledge or suitability for the job. On the other hand, not asking a question at all isnt the solution either. You fear that might convey some sort of lack of curiosity, or a meekness which the interviewer wont appreciate either. If these are your fears, relax. All you need to do is be aware of some basic guidelines, and you will confidently ask the kinds of questions which not only get you the information you want, but also make the impression you want to make.

A key concept in knowing what questions to ask in a job interview, is that its actually more important to know what questions NOT to ask. These are a pretty short and simple list. First, do NOT ask questions which could be easily determined by doing some basic research. For a ridiculous example, coming into an interview and asking what that company does, reveals a fundamental lack of preparation and seriousness. Though its not necessary to be an expert on the company or business that you are interviewing with, you should at least know what they do, how the department fits into the business, and how the target business fits into the department. In addition, you should have a pretty clear idea about what the day to day requirements of the position are.

More Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Another no-no set of questions to ask in a job interview is anything to do with money or salary. During the initial interview, you should neither ask or answer any salary questions if you can help it. Both you and the company want to get the best deal for yourselves possible. That means that the company will try to find out what you make now or what you expect, and use that information to get you to take less. Your goal should be to find out as much as possible about the job, make the company want you as much as possible, then make them pay you as much or more as the going market rate for that exact position. Asking salary questions too soon ruins your strategy.

Another forbidden set of questions to ask in a job interview includes questions which could get the interviewer to discuss issues or problems with the existing workforce or employees. No employer wants to badmouth their current staff to a stranger, and asking them to do so, like saying why do you need another worker so bad? What are your current workers doing wrong? puts them in an uncomfortable spot. As long as you stay away from simple questions, money questions and current employee questions, you should be able to ask about anything else that you are curious about.





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