Monday, April 19, 2010

Tory Johnson ABC: Always have questions at job interviews!

Tory Johnson (“Women for hire”) has a piece this morning (April 19) “Land That Job: What Interviewers Really Want You to Ask Them: Expert: Ask About Company Culture and Why Job Is Vacant”, link (web url) here.

The worst thing you can do is have no questions – that shows a lack of interest. The most important question to ask at a job interview is probably, “why is this position vacant”? You need to know that. The next is “what one thing would change about this company’s culture?” You need to know if everyone is there sixteen hours a day, or, if it’s a consulting company, if associates think that clients aren’t charged enough (that was a big deal at one company twenty years ago).

You should follow up as you leave the interview. Ask how to contact them, and when they will contact “thee”.

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