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A career mentor once ask me "what is the point of going through an interview, if you don’t get to ask questions of your own?". Her point of view was that sometimes asking the interviewer questions about:

  • Company culture
  • Team dynamics
  • Manager benchmarks

DURING the interview is the only time you’ll get the chance to know if you truly want the job before the job is offered to you, because you get to compare your expectations with reality. From there you can make a decision on whether you liked the environment described or not. Remember, it’s not just the company making a decision here, you are too.

Want to know what questions are good to ask, during an interview? Check out this article @Jennifer Young posted about 20 smart questions to ask a hiring manager , to get you started! #interview #interviewquestions #gettinghired #interviewprocess #application #jobapplication

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Kevin Cook
over 6 months ago

Hello Jobcase Fam. I was invited to a job interview as Associate Security for Scientific Games. What kind of question should I asked? Thank you in advance!

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Steven Ransom
over 6 months ago
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Andy Wilson
over 6 months ago

Don’t get stumped at the end of the interview when they say, “Do you have any questions for me?” An important part of the interview process is knowing that you should always ask at least 3-5 questions at the very end. This shows initiative, that you care, and most importantly that you want to learn more.

[Here are 51 GREAT interview questions] (https://www.themuse.com/advice/51-interview-questions-you-should-be-asking) you can choose from to ask at the very end on the interview. Don’t worry or focus on memorizing the questions, just be sure to write a few down and bring them with you! I always hand write them in a small notebook and when they asked if I had any questions I turned to the page and asked them one at a time. I also took notes as they answered and made sure I looked up while I made them to let the interviewer know I was still engaged in what they were saying. This will show you ARE serious!!! You could also print 10 or so out if you didn’t want to handwrite them and leave space for your comments.

Stay FAR away from questions that ask how much money you will make and when you will be paid, how much vacation time you will have, what your benefits are!! Stick to things that suggest your commitment and enthusiasm for the position. Don’t worry, when you get the job you can ask all of those things later!

Just remember sure to pick out 3-5 good ones!

Here are a few I like: -What does a typical day look like? -Why did you come to this company? -What’s your favorite part about working here? -Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with? -What's different about working here than anywhere else you've worked? -What are the next steps in the interview process? -Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?

Does anyone have a question they like to ask at the end of the interview that will help us out?

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Venkatesh Panuganti
over 6 months ago
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Sarah Miller
over 6 months ago

HELLO, JOB SEEKERS,

I just found this online for a friend - this is from our local university's web site to assist new graduates with job interview skills. He is trying for an advanced maintenance/security position there Friday, and I know he is going to benefit if he takes the time to sit down and consider these questions, and/or write out the answers to make them easier to recall. They say there are three ways we remember - by hearing, by reading, and by writing. And if we can read something, then read it out loud, then write it, we are three times more likely to remember it. Anyway, he had mentioned to me he feels weak in his interviewing skills, so I am hoping this helps him out, and you all, too! I know they might not apply to every job out there, but it's good to do the mental work first to feel more confident, just in case.

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Sample Interview Questions

Prepare and practice for the interview by reviewing the most common interview questions outlined here.

Assessment:

What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives and how are you preparing yourself to meet them? What rewards are the most important to you in your chosen occupation? What expectations do you have in terms of earnings in five years? What do you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses? How would you describe yourself?

Attitude:

What qualifications do you have that make you think you will be successful in this field? What do you think it takes to be successful in our organization? In what ways can you contribute to our organization? Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and employee. What factors are most important to you in your job?

Your education:

Describe your most rewarding college experience. Why did you select your college or university? What motivation led you to choose your major/field? What college subjects did you enjoy least? Why? If you could, how would you have planned your academic study differently? Why? Knowledge of employer

Why are you interested in working for us? What do you know about our organization? Do you prefer a small, medium, or large organization? What criteria are you using to evaluate the organization for which you want to work? Do you have a geographical preference? Why?

Behavioral questions:

Tell me about a time when you had to organize a project under tight time frames. How did it turn out? Give me an example of when you had to deal with an irate customer/client. How did you handle it? Describe the last time you used teamwork to solve a problem. What did you do and what was the outcome?

Sample Questions To Ask Employers:

To ask questions during your interview, use the following questions as a guide.

What qualifications/personal qualities do you want in a candidate for this job? What are your company's short- and long-term goals, problems, and challenges? Will I be expected to travel? How frequently and for what duration? What computer/library facilities are available?
What administrative and technical support will I have? Will I supervise others? How much supervision will I receive and who will my supervisor be? What other departments and people will I be interacting with? Will I receive formal or informal training? Please describe. .......................................................................................................................................................

Behavioral Interviewing for Jobs and Internships:

Behavioral interviewing is widely used in most fields. Review the following principles and sample questions to prepare for your interview.

Employers have identified specific behaviors/skills that are important to the job. Their questions are designed to determine if and when you have successfully demonstrated those behaviors in your past. Cite specific evidence/proof of your successes to demonstrate that your experience was pertinent.

Examples of behavioral questions:

Tell me about a time when you had to organize a project under tight time frames. How did it turn out? Give me an example of when you had to deal with an irate customer/client. How did you handle it? Describe the last time you used teamwork to solve a problem. What did you do and what was the outcome? ...........................................................

Sample Post Interview Thank You Letter:

Your name Address City, State

Date

Interviewer's name Title Company name Address City, State

Dear Mr./Mrs.____,

Express appreciation for the time the interviewer spent with you on (date).

Highlight a key point you learned during the interview about the position, organization or career field. Affirm your interest in the company, briefly restate your main qualifications, and add any important points you forgot to mention in the interview.

If applicable, refer to any enclosed or forthcoming materials (e.g., transcript, application, references) and state what you understand the next step in the selection process to be.

Sincerely,

Your name

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SOURCE: http://career.ucsd.edu/undergraduates/find-a-job/interviewing/jobs-internships/interview%20questions.html

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Cory Anderson
over 6 months ago

I know that salary and time off questions are a no..no… but what would be some intelligent questions to ask the interviewer that will make me stand out? Thanks

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George Ziemer
over 6 months ago

Today at an interview, I got asked if i were a charater on Friends, the tv show, which would I be and why. I found it very amusing! What interesting interview questions have you been asked?

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