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Do You Have Any Questions for Me?

You might have faced this question before – the most important part of the interview. This question comes at you with five or seven minutes left in the interview. It’s a trap.

Consider it as an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your competition – show how much homework you have done about knowing the company, and/or the position – whether or not you are accurately reading the dynamics of the interview.

The interviewer wants to know how much hungry you are, curious about the organization.

Probe and ask when given the chance:

Culture

Please tell me how would you describe the kinds of people that thrive in the company and those that don’t fit in? Or even more specific, my two previous organizations, one culture was all about collaboration, teamwork, never using the word ‘I’ and the other was much more a star system, where it was all about standing out as an individual performer.

How does this organization operate on that dimension?

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Employers Need to Hear from You

During the typical job interview, you’ll be peppered with many interview questions. But what the employers need to know?

“Majority have no idea why employers ask a particular question,” says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound.
“They tend to think it’s a competition to outwit the employers.”

The reality is that employers have neither the time nor inclination to play games with you, especially when hiring. Your interviewer is not trying to outguess you –
she/he is trying to assess your answers for suitability to the job.

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