Use Your Best Interview Questions to Drive Better Business Practices

Questions You Should Ask as an InterviewerWhen interviewing candidates, you are looking for more than just a person to occupy a seat; you want to find the right applicant who will help your business flourish. Failing to ask probing interview questions can leave you ill-equipped to identify which candidate will help truly support your best business practices.

Before you meet with your next interviewee, consider asking questions that dig deeper into these topics to help you get the information you need to make the best decision for your business.

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Your “How To Get An IT Job” Checklist

checklistSometimes the best place to start is getting back to the basics.  It can be tempting to dive right into the job search and apply for every job remotely connected to your skill set but it’s important to pause and take a moment to assess what you want from a job.  Here are 5 checklist items to help you get a great job for you.

1.  Develop the job description for the job you want:

Take some time when you begin your job search to discover what exactly you’d like to be doing.  Which technologies do you want to use and how do you want to use them? A great way to do this is to look at previous jobs and pinpoint what you liked and didn’t like about each of these jobs.  This will give you a starting point to understand where your passions are in your industry.

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“Any Questions for Me?” The Dos and Don’ts for Interviewing your Interviewer

interviewing the interviewerYou’ve reached that point in the interview – the momentary lull following a series of Q & As when the interviewer asks if you have any questions. It’s important to know that the interviewer is not doing this to answer literally any question you might have, but rather to observe whether you’ll ask the kinds of questions that exemplify that you’re a good fit for the organization.

What You Shouldn’t Do:

Don’t be fooled: This is still very much part of the interview and something you should prepare for.

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Three Tips to Master the Unconventional Interview Question

Even during an interview you are well-prepared for, it’s normal to feel a little nervous.Three Tips to Mastering the Unconventional Despite practice, you never know when or if you’re going to get an unexpected question.

Before you answer with the first words that come into your head, consider these three tips:

Relax

Jumping in to a response just to say something could harm the quality of your answer. Take a few breaths, and use what Forbes calls “positive self-talk” to boost internal morale. Remember that you are qualified for the job, and think about how that question could potentially be related to the position.

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