Questions For A Job Interview

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

Secrets to Answering Questions for a Job Interview

In addition to preparing answers for a job interview, each candidate should come up with some good questions for a job interview. After all, at some point in each interview, the interviewer is bound to stop talking and asking questions, look over at the candidate and say “do you have any questions.” When that happens, that candidate should be ready. This means, among other things, that he or she knows what questions NOT to ask. As a general rule, there are three areas that a candidate should avoid at all costs. The first is any question that could be discovered by basic research. The second is any question dealing with money or salary. The third is any question that prompts the interviewer to disparage the current staff.

Questions for a job interview that could be discovered through basic research give a negative impression to the interviewer. He or she hardly expects you to be an expert on the company, but you should at least have a basic knowledge of what the company does and how the target job contributes to that overall effort. Additionally, you should have a basic understanding of the duties and requirements of the job. Questions about salary and money not only show your inexperience, but put the interviewer in a tough spot. Typically the interviewer is not the one who sets salaries or negotiates with you on that issue. Even if he or she was allowed to give you a range of what the job pays, chances are good that he or she doesn’t even know for sure where you would be on that range.

More Questions for a Job Interview to Avoid

The last questions for a job interview to avoid are questions which prompt the interviewer to disparage the current team. Even if it is true that the current employees are horrible, and the management is hiring a new person to clean up the disaster, it’s unlikely that they will tell you that honestly. If anything, all you will get from the interviewer is an evasive answer and a clear sense of resentment.

Good questions for a job interview to ask are the questions that are truly in your mind. What do you need to know before you could commit to this opportunity. Other questions that you should ask are the questions that get the interviewer talking a bit more informally. As him or her about what he or she liked about the company enough to join. Ask him or her about what he or she thinks is the biggest selling point. This allows for a more personal interaction and also gets the interviewer talking about him or herself. Since people tend to like to talk about themselves, they also tend to develop a warm feeling towards the people who encourage that and act as if it is interesting. Listen carefully to the things that the interviewer says. The next time you get to talk, you may want to repeat them yourself so as to give a sense that the two of you share similar opinions.

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