Too often people go to interviews prepared only to answer questions. They study the tough questions for days hoping to give the right responses on D-Day. These same people treat the interview as a cross examination; they see themselves on trial, under the spotlight, deer in the headlights. People who are being interviewed need another attitude, an attitude that says, “I’m here to interview you, to see if I want to bring my talents and experiences to your organization.” Most people don’t know how to do this. However, if armed with a few questions, they can even the playing field and engage in a useful conversation with their hosts.

This book provides a set of questions that are appropriate for any job candidate to ask and allows candidates to participate in a dialogue, a conversation. Experience suggests that only a handful of questions are necessary in most interviews. Review all of the questions. Choose the ones that you believe provide you with the information you need. Learn to interview the interviewer!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half-Title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Description
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Introduction
  10. Getting the Interview
  11. Employers Want These Kinds of Employees
  12. Why Should You Ask Questions?
  13. Stupid Questions
  14. The Right Questions
  15. Part I Preparation for the Interview
  16. Part II The Right Questions
    1. Section 1 Ask About the Company
    2. Section 2 Ask Appropriate Business Questions
    3. Section 3 Ask What Really Goes On Inside the Company
    4. Section 4 Ask How the Place Is Managed
    5. Section 5 Ask How You Will Be Evaluated After You Join the Company
    6. Section 6 Ask About the Salary and the Selection Process
  17. Part III Exhibit Warmth and Competence
  18. Part IV How to Answer the Top 10 Hardest Questions You Will Be Asked
  19. Part V Some Mock Interviews
  20. Part VI A Case Study
  21. Part VII Remember These Fundamental Truths About Interviewing
  22. Part VIII Interviewing By Zoom and Other Virtual Technologies
  23. Part IX Should I Send a “Thank You Letter” After the Interview?
  24. Part X Use the Answers You Receive for the Best Results
  25. Conclusion
  26. About the Author
  27. Index
  28. Backcover