Chapter 11

Looking Good with Questions You Ask

In This Chapter

arrow Asking work questions before the offer

arrow Asking personal questions after the offer

arrow Drawing out hidden objections

arrow Treading lightly around delicate questions

arrow Finishing with the right question

So you just finished answering a seemingly endless line of questions about your work history and your education, and you’re pretty confident that you held your own. Now the interviewer turns to you and asks, “Do you have any questions?” This question is your cue to ask how much money you’re gonna make at this outfit anyway, right? Wrong!

The types of questions you ask and when you ask them are the least understood parts of the interview. Your questions offer major chances for garnering curtain calls or being booed off the stage. Sort your question opportunities into two categories:

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