Q&A WITH JANE
I’m dealing with a one-of-a-kind jerk in the office. Help!
At the end of a job interview they always ask “Would you like to ask any questions?” What question should the candidate ask? 19 and Clueless.
Hi 19 and Clueless. Your question reminds me of an interview in which the candidate asks the panel for a brief summary of their time with the company – favorite aspects, overall experience, and the challenges.
You’ll be surprised how well received it was! It shows that as a potential employee, you are interested, but at the same time you still have a decision to make. Besides, people like talking about themselves!
If you want, you can refer to the below set of questions– How would you describe the company culture? How did this position come to be open? What is the biggest challenge facing this department right now? What is the biggest achievement this department has made?
Mind you, the last two questions can sound a little prying if your tone isn’t self-effacing. Albeit, these questions will lend you an upper hand in the most-friendly way possible. Besides, it will give up a little more insight into the position and the company culture.
Here’s the most important questions of all: Would you mind giving me a tour of where this job would take place so I can get a feel of where I’d be working and who I would be working with? Dazzle them with brilliance!
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