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How to Approach your Interviewer With Your Own Questions

July 24th, 2015

The job interview process can be a long and daunting task for job seekers, but there are ways to make it less stressful. One such way is to prepare as much as possible for each interview scheduled on your calendar. If you want to focus on one specific area of the interview, consider how you plan to approach the interviewer with your own questions. We will discuss tips for this part of the job interview below.

Never Offer a ‘No’ to the Interviewer

When the interviewer presents you with the opportunity to ask him or her questions about the company or the job, never say you don’t have any questions or that all of them have already been answered. This will hurt your chances at landing the job and give yourself a bad name with the company. By saying you have no questions to ask, you give the impression that you are not interested in the job, that you are unprepared, or that you are only going through the motions.

Ask the Right Questions

Make sure you ask the right questions of the interviewer and not ones where the answers can be found by reading content on the company’s website. If you ask questions that can be easily answered by looking at the company’s website, it gives the interviewer the impression that you did not prepare. It also shows the interviewer that you did not perform any research into the company prior to the interview. Make sure you refrain from asking questions about salary, sick leave, vacation days, benefits and other perks at this time.

Prepare a Slew of Questions

Prior to the job interview, prepare at least one dozen questions to ask. The more questions you have at the ready, the more you can turn to in the event that some of them have already been answered without having to ask. This will make it easier during the interview process to impress the interviewer and find out the information you need.

Ask Open-Ended Questions

Do your best to ask questions that are open-ended. This means that they require more than just a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. You will not receive any beneficial information from a question that offers a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. Open-ended questions will provide you with as much information as possible from the interviewer, which is how you will determine whether or not the job and company are the perfect fit for your career at this time.

Ask Questions ONLY When Appropriate

For all you know, you might have the opportunity to interject throughout the interview with questions you have prepared. If this is the case, you will have less questions to ask when presented with the opportunity towards the end of the interview. Just make sure you do not interrupt the interviewer with your questions during the bulk of the interview.

As you can see, asking questions during a job interview in Atlanta is very important. Be sure you come prepared with plenty of questions that provide you with pertinent information.

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