How to prepare and ask your own questions

Your interview is a two-way process. If they offer you the job, you may be making a choice about where you will spend a significant part of your working life. Make the most of your opportunity to find out what you need to know and also to create a business-like impression. Start with questions that show an interest in the job, not what the company can do for you.

Make a note of what you want to ask beforehand. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, produce your notebook or notepad and take brief notes of the answers given. Don’t think that the interviewer will think you’re ‘showing off’ – quite the opposite. They’ll be impressed that you have thought about the job and done some preparation. ...

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