Job Board Detox Tip #19: Make a List of Interview Questions
Today’s job board detox tip: Make a list of interview questions YOU want to ask. Ok, now it is your turn to ask the questions. Knowing the questions you want to ask is just as important as knowing the answers to their questions for you. Again, write them out. Practice asking them. Have someone help you with the wording if you get stuck. I had a client who was very stuck about how to professionally ask his very candid questions about company culture. It was his achilles heal in job search. He had a difficult time discovering the company culture and had jumped into a new job, twice, without properly accessing his huge need in this area. We discussed the crux of his questioning and gave him better ways to approach this topic without coming across abrupt or condescending. Ok, go make your list. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r54tJWOfTSA&feature=youtu.be expand=1] Job board detox interview questions image from Shutterstock
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