Great questions to ask on a job interview

Who’s in charge? Ask who you’d be reporting to and how success will be measured, suggests executive coach Meg Montford. “It tells them that you are ambitious and not just a time-clock puncher.” If you’re hired, knowing how achievement is measured will help you get off on the right foot. What’s your management style? If you determine that the interviewer is also your potential manager, try to get a feel for what he or she might be like on the job by asking, “How would you define or describe your own management style?” advises Ford Myers, author of Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Doing basic…

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10 Qualities to look for while Interviewing People

There’s a lot to listen for in a conversation. When a person speaks, listen to what’s NOT being said, as well as what’s being said. The purpose of an interview isn’t merely to learn about an applicant’s skills or background you’ve already gleaned this information from their resume. Listen beneath the words to who a person is. Listen for the qualities that most matter to the position and to the company. 1. Confidence & Self-Acceptance Beneath the surface conversation, listen to who a person is. Listen for how comfortable a person is during the silences within a conversation. All conversation waxes and wanes during the pauses in a conversation, listen for…

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