cixx.com
Job Interviews: Prepare Questions In Advance
By Cixx Admin Date Posted.. 2010-07-07 19:20:50
Views (2626)

  By: Virginia Bola, PsyD

An interview almost invariably closes with the potential employer asking if you have any questions. Often an applicant will ask for clarification on benefits -insurance, vacation time, etc. While these are obviously important for you to know, they plant a seed in the interviewer's mind that maybe you are more interested in what the job can do for you than in how you can help the employer.

Try to have three or four questions ready to ask that demonstrate your interest in the company and your desire to be a problem-solver.

If you have been able to do some research, trot out a question or two that came to mind. If you have been able to come up with some ideas that relate to the problem, throw them out to see how the employer reacts.

If you have been able to identify some trends or problems in the industry, ask how that is going to affect the company and what they are doing to deal with it. Show your concern about industry developments and what that may bode for the future.

If some current challenges have been brought up earlier in the interview, ask for clarification and more detail.

The more the interviewer interacts with you as if your concerns are mutual, and that possible solutions are something you could consider together, the more you will be seen as a valuable future member of his team and the more likely you will be asked to join that team.



Virginia Bola operated a rehabilitation company for 20 years, developing innovative job search techniques for disabled workers, while serving as a Vocational Expert in Administrative, Civil and Workers' Compensation Courts. Author of an interactive and supportive workbook, The Wolf at the Door: An Unemployment Survival Manual, and a monthly ezine, The Worker's Edge, she can be reached at http://www.unemploymentblues.com

 
  Other related Articles from : Interview Techniques
By: Virginia Bola, PsyDYour work history becomes a key focus in a job interview, usually right after the requisite pleasantries of whether you had difficulty finding your way, comments about the traffic and weather, and an offer of coffee or water. As you settle back in your chair, trying to look ... more
Number of views (2646)
The first thing to remember is that interview questions are calculated to produce information. The interviewer may not be as interest ... more
Number of views (2546)
Preparations and Rehearsals Before you charge off to your first interview, spend a little time developing a strategy. Think carefully about the possible traps and pitfalls that you may encounter during the course of th ... more
Number of views (2748)
By: Virginia Bola, PsyDIt is so easy to sit down to complete an application and suddenly your mind blanks. You can't remember dates or names or telephone numbers. If you have a varied work history, you can't recall which job came first. If you have worked for the same employer for years, yo ... more
Number of views (2636)
Avoid the following common and distracting interview blunders: 1. Avoid rambling responses. Keep your answers efficient and to t ... more
Number of views (2608)
One of the most crucial steps in the job search process is the initial interview. This is where prospective employers will make their preliminary decisions about whether to invest additional time in you. If things g ... more
Number of views (10155)
2009 Cixx.com - All Rights Reserved .
Design & Developed by : Mechtechnologies