One of the most underrated strategies in securing the job position of your dreams is to be armed with 3-4 questions to ask at the end of the interview. Even though this may not seem important, it is! Why? There are many reasons, but the basic 3 reasons are as follows:
1. Interest: The hiring person and HR department will have several applicants to work through. By asking a few questions at the end of the interview, it shows you are interested, as well as motivated.
2. Ego: Everyone has one (Yes--even you). People like, no LOVE to have their ego stroked. That's why it's always a good strategy to ask a few harmless, self-serving questions to the hiring person such as "Do you mind if I ask what is your background?" and/or "When did you begin working at this company."
3. Questions Not to ask: Do not ask questions that may offend, "What is the salary (on an initial interview)" or "How many hours per week do I have to work." These are questions which do not reflect well, since they are more "What is this company going to do for me type questions" and not "I am excited to work here, so let me show interest by asking about the company/management type questions.
Matthew S. is a top Nationally Certified Professional Resume Writers, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree andtwo Master’s Degrees. Matthew has worked in the career placement & resume writing industry for 15 years, having served in senior resume writing roles for Monster, CareerBuilder, Jobfox, & Ladders. He has worked with clients from Fortune 50 companies, AmLaw 250 law firms, and world-renowned investment brokerages, boutique firms, marketing companies, venture capitalist firms, and other financial, entertainment, and advertising agencies. He is the owner of http://www.TheBestResumeServices.com and http://www.BestAttorneyResumes.com