Barb Brandon
over 2 years ago
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Dreaded "do you have any questions" response ideas

Just came across some interesting job search information and wanted to share. This info and more is available on YouTube...work it daily

One thing thats covered is to ask questions so the interviewer sees that you're interested in the position and enhances communication with your interviewer vs that dreaded dead air

  1. How did you come to work here or what do you live most about working here?

The answer will give you insight into the company, it's employees, and other information. 2. Tell me what made a recent hire successful Again this shows interest in what you can do to not only get the job but keep the job and possibly even get a promotion later. By asking what made someone successful you show that you want to be successful and not just come to work each day. 3. What challenges will this position help the company overcome. Alll companies have challenges. This answer will give you insight into what the company may be facing or if they are expanding, etc. It also shows that you see this as helping them to be successful vs just a paycheck. It may be a time to expand how past experiences and how you helped achieve goals. 4. What skills or experiences would make me a better candidate. Especially important if your resume is limited to several points or one or two jobs. Its a chance to respond with how you know a skill or have an experience from volunteering or you can explain other skills not included in order to keep your resume concise versus several pages long

This is part of the work it daily program which involves coaching and help with resumes, interviews etc. It also stresses the importance of cover letters and how to successfully write them.

A key point that made me think is that athletes are professionals yet they have coaches. Perhaps we can all use a little help.

#interviews #resumewriting #coverletters #jobsearch

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Ashley Wilson
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Thanks Barb! It's always a good idea to have questions written down and ready to go. I personally have written 5-7 in case some were already previously addressed during the course of the interview. You can find some GREAT ones to ask [here] (https://www.themuse.com/advice/51-interview-questions-you-should-be-asking). Have a wonderful rest of your week : )

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Zabir Chowdhury
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Florieda

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Robert Ewing
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Hi, Barb. It is true that asking questions at the conclusion of an interview might reveal your sincere interest in the company or job; however, I advise against such practice. It can also signal that the interviewer did not adequately perform his/task. It is important to remember that most people are hired simply because they are the one most liked. If asked if you have any questions, this is your absolute best response: "You've covered everthing quite well. I truly appreciate the opportunity you have given me

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