Today’s lesson will be about the last part of an interview when you are given the opportunity to ask questions to the interviewer.
The first thing I’ll say about this is that: YOU SHOULD ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS! It is never a good idea to say something like “I’m all set, you’ve covered everything already.”
Not only does a response like that make you look less intelligent, it also makes you look like you don’t take the process seriously enough.
An interview is a two-way street. Not only is the company sizing you up to see if you are a good choice for them, but you should also be checking them out to make sure you even want to work at the company and with these people in the first place.
Asking the right questions can help you do this.
When thinking about questions to ask, you should stay away from questions like these:
- How much is the pay?
- How many vacation days will I have?
- Can I leave at 5pm every day?
All of those questions are important, just not appropriate for this part of the interview process. Instead, you should be asking questions that give you a better sense of the company culture, manager expectations and skills needed to be successful on the job.
OK, that’s it! We have reached the final lesson in this series and I truly hope you’ve learned a lot from this mini-class! I know I’ve had a great time sharing my interview secrets with you.
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