- Category: Advice & Tips
- Published: April 25, 2013
- Written by Kerry Hannon
Below are a few questions (and answers!) to make any interviewee stand out-let me know if you’d be interested in speaking with Kerry or would like to feature
- “Why did YOU choose this company?”- It's a two-way street. Yes, you're
there to sell yourself, but they're selling thejob, too. The answer will help you define theorganization's strengths and weaknesses with this insider's perspective. It will also give you an idea of thecompany culture and values.
- “Is full time
theonly option, or would you consider a contract or consulting arrangement?” – This question shows ambition and can uncover opportunities with higher pay and more flexible working hours.
there anything about myself, my skills or my background that you would like me to clarify?” – Use this as an opportunity to sell yourself again or expand on your resume.
there opportunities for professional training or fur ther education, particularly to keep up with new technology?” – If you're 50 or older, such a question could go a long way in undermining any tendency theinterviewer might have to think of you as an older worker who may be stuck.
thesalary range for this position?”- It seems impolite to bring this up in theinitial interview, but if you have thechutzpah, this question can work to your advantage. You probably don't need to go for thewhole ball of wax, but getting a sense of thepay is paramount for most of us. If theinterviewer refuses to answer, that says something about thecompany's guarded style that might
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