301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview

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Revised and updated for today’s job market, the bestselling handbook for the ahead-of-the-curve job seeker

"Is there anything you'd like to ask us?" This question can paralyze even the most seasoned job applicants. But with 301 Best Questions to Ask on Your

Interview at your side, you’ll be ready with a response that demonstrates your confidence and ability to see the whole picture and think on your feet.

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Overview

Revised and updated for today’s job market, the bestselling handbook for the ahead-of-the-curve job seeker

"Is there anything you'd like to ask us?" This question can paralyze even the most seasoned job applicants. But with 301 Best Questions to Ask on Your

Interview at your side, you’ll be ready with a response that demonstrates your confidence and ability to see the whole picture and think on your feet.

This second edition of the bestselling job seeker's resource delivers proven, up-to-the-minute tools for job hunters who want to shine in this most crucial part of the interview process. Written with the participation of hundreds of recruiters, job coaches, hiring managers, and Fortune 500 HR specialists, this book is the best

available source for the questions that can advance your candidacy and convince interviewers that you’re the best person for the job. Other features, including examples of the most powerful questions you can ask—and the

questions NEVER to ask—make 301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview your go-to guide for get-noticed, get-hired tips and techniques and expert guidance to put you in the driver’s seat at your next interview.

John Kador is the author of several books, including The Manager's Book of Questions and How to Ace the Brain Teaser Interview. A professional business writer and consultant, he has produced numerous speeches, annual reports, scripts, case

histories, white papers, and news releases for Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Adecco, IBM, Sears, and other corporate clients. He lives in Winfield, Pennsylvania.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071738880
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/17/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 378,927
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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About the Author

John Kador is the author of several McGraw-Hill titles, including Pricing With Confidence, How to Ace the Brainteaser Interview, 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview, and The Manager's Book of Questions. He divides his time between writing books and a range of corporate writing services, including speeches, annual reports, scripts, case histories, white papers, and news releases. His corporate clients include Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Adecco, IBM and Sears.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Penelope Trunk vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Part I The Rules of the Game 1

Chapter 1 Why You Have to Question 3

Questions Are Not an Option

Chapter 2 Questions You Should Never Initiate 27

Don't Go There

Chapter 3 When to Question 37

No Need to Wait for an Invitation

Chapter 4 Do Your Homework 45

Know Before You Ask

Chapter 5 Do You Mind if I Take Notes? 53

Why Taking Notes Is Critical

Part II Interview The Interviewer 61

Chapter 6 Questions for Headhunters, Recruiters, and Staffing Agencies 63

Important Intermediaries in Your Job Search

Chapter 7 Questions for Human Resources 73

Enabling HR People to Work for You

Chapter 8 Questions for Hiring Managers 87

The Only Party That Can Give You What You Want

Part III The Question Life Cycle 115

Chapter 9 Exploring Questions 121

Show Your Investment in the Job and Level the Playing Field

Chapter 10 Defensive Questions 133

Questions That Let You Know What You're Getting into and Protect You from Making a Mistake

Chapter 11 Feedback Questions 143

Questions That Ask for the Objection Position

Chapter 12 Bid-for-Action Questions 153

Twenty Questions That Ask for the Job

Chapter 13 Questions for Superstars 169

Forty Bone-Chilling Questions for When You Know You're the Best

Chapter 14 You Got the Offer. Congratulations 183

Now's the Time to Ask All Those Questions You Wanted to Ask

Chapter 15 You Blew the Interview. Now What? 189

Leverage Rejection into a Learning Experience

Index 197

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