#7: Don’t Act Blasé, Unresponsive, and Disinterested

Michael Zwick, president of Assets International, always starts the interview by explaining what the company does and a bit about the role. Then he asks, “Any questions?”

If all you ask about is hours, pay, and benefits, you will have made it clear to him you aren’t really interested in the job and his company. (I’ll get into the pay and benefits issue in Chapter 4.)

Not asking thoughtful questions about his business is also a clue for Darrell Benatar, CEO of UserTesting.com, which receives hundreds of applications for customer service, administrative, and other specialized positions per week.

“People are effectively making an investment when they go to work for a company, so we want to hear ...

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