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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 02:21 PM
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11. best closing question ever...
what reasons do you have to not offer me the job today? (if they are stunned into silence, like some have been for people I know, say this : "I am very interested in working here and would love the opportunity to address any barriers, if there are any, to my being offered this position." and then shut up.)

One of the biggest mistakes people make interviewing is not allowing natural silences- trying to fill the gaps with noise. Take time to think, and measure your responses. And allow the interviewer to do the same. Don't fill the silence with jibber jabber. ;-) It was the best lesson I ever learned.

Good luck!
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  -What are some good questions I can ask during my job interview today? brainshrub  Jun-08-06 12:22 PM   #0 
  - "how much vacation time do i get in the first year?"  QuestionAll   Jun-08-06 12:27 PM   #1 
  - Specific position requirements and functions. Immediate goals,  ohiosmith   Jun-08-06 12:28 PM   #2 
  - All good. (nt)  rbnyc   Jun-08-06 02:59 PM   #19 
  - "Are those your real teeth?"  Deep13   Jun-08-06 12:40 PM   #3 
  - Oh, I like that one!  brainshrub   Jun-08-06 01:00 PM   #6 
  - who will i be working with?  maxsolomon   Jun-08-06 12:42 PM   #4 
  - With whom will I be working?  Deep13   Jun-08-06 01:40 PM   #7 
     - funny  maxsolomon   Jun-08-06 06:40 PM   #25 
  - Which conventions/events has the company organized in the past?  MissMillie   Jun-08-06 12:44 PM   #5 
  - "Who do I have to fuck to get a job around here?"  Deep13   Jun-08-06 01:42 PM   #8 
  - Well, I suppose that would depend on the job.  brainshrub   Jun-08-06 02:15 PM   #9 
  - Benefits!!  SteppingRazor   Jun-08-06 02:17 PM   #10 
  - best closing question ever...  fleabert   Jun-08-06 02:21 PM   #11 
  - True.  rbnyc   Jun-08-06 02:58 PM   #18 
  - I use to sell cars and our #1 rule when negotiating.....  LynneSin   Jun-09-06 08:30 AM   #28 
  - Wow--does that work?  Orrex   Jun-09-06 09:02 AM   #31 
     - everyone I know that has used it has gotten the job, and been told  fleabert   Jun-09-06 10:21 AM   #34 
  - Where do they see the company in five years?  sbj405   Jun-08-06 02:41 PM   #12 
  - Good one. (nt)  rbnyc   Jun-08-06 02:46 PM   #13 
  - Biggest challenges the company is facing  lizziegrace   Jun-08-06 02:51 PM   #14 
  - Awesome. (nt)  rbnyc   Jun-08-06 02:56 PM   #17 
  - "What time's break?"  HEyHEY   Jun-08-06 02:53 PM   #15 
  - What happened to the last person in this position?  rbnyc   Jun-08-06 02:55 PM   #16 
  - Turnover in the positon you're applying for is important!  lizziegrace   Jun-08-06 05:39 PM   #22 
  - ask about how their organization is structured...  NewJeffCT   Jun-08-06 03:06 PM   #20 
  - These are some good questions to ask  Will Robinson   Jun-08-06 03:07 PM   #21 
  - Those are all great! And might help you determine if you're  raccoon   Jun-09-06 08:44 AM   #29 
  - Whoever is talking is selling  Xipe Totec   Jun-08-06 06:01 PM   #23 
  - On one hand, I see what you're saying...  rbnyc   Jun-09-06 08:27 AM   #26 
  - How did the position become available? How long was the previous  Scout1071   Jun-08-06 06:31 PM   #24 
  - Will my company car be a Hummer, Navigator or Escalade?  LynneSin   Jun-09-06 08:28 AM   #27 
  - Here are a few  Orrex   Jun-09-06 08:59 AM   #30 
  - Can I use get on internet from here? How about  LynneSin   Jun-09-06 09:09 AM   #33 
  - Are there orgy-fridays, or merely casual-fridays?  JVS   Jun-09-06 09:03 AM   #32 
  - If this is a small company (not a Corp).....  Jade Fox   Jun-09-06 11:41 AM   #35 
 

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