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Questions You Ask During the Interview

Interviewers are more impressed with your questions than any selling points you try to make. Create questions before each interview that you will ask. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions just take out your list.

Write your questions by starting with "What" or "How". Limit your use of "Why" questions because these types of questions cause the interviewer to defend or justify a decision or condition. Also make certain you do not inquire about "What you get." For example, questions like "How much vacation time do new employees get?" or "How much sick time off do I get?" These questions send the message that you are most interested in what you can get rather than what you can do for the company.

The following are examples of questions you can ask. These examples are presented to encourage you to write your own questions. Be as company and industry specific as possible when creating your own questions. You'll notice that each sample question is directed at business conditions and challenges.

Prepare your own questions in advance, bring them to the interview and impress your interviewer with the questions you ask.

-Michael Neece
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