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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Five Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

A Recommended Article By Jeff Haden, Writer for Inc.com


One of the most important parts of any interview is when you ask the interviewer questions. You should never wait to be asked at the end of the interview; instead you should be asking throughout.  This is your chance to show that you are insightful and genuinely interested in the job.

In this article, Jeff Haden discusses five excellent questions that an interviewee should ask.  Those questions are:

  1.  What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?
  2.  What are the common attributes of your top performers?
  3.  What are a few things that really drive results for the company?
  4.  What do employees do in their spare time?
  5.  How do you plan to deal with...?

While this article is written for a general job interview, it is easy to see how it will apply to a legal interview.  Questions one and four are especially important.  The first demonstrates that you are ready to work and expect to accomplish things.  The fourth can key you in to how many hours associates really put in.  If you ask what people do for fun when they get out of work and the answer is "go to the midnight matinee,"  you should probably run.

The article is definitely worth a read and it is available on inc.com HERE.