Smart Interview Questions To Ask Employers

Interviews are a tough part of a job search. Your nerves get to you, you have to prep, you have to put your best foot forward and pitch yourself to employers. You’ve come to the end of the interview and you’ve answered endless questions about yourself and why you’d be a good fit for the role, and you’re feeling pretty good about the interview. But what’s next? The employer has one last question for you….

The biggest thing job candidates can do for themselves is prepare at least 3-5 questions for the interviewer. Be prepared for when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks “So, do you have any questions for me?” To avoid struggling through a few questions you can think of off the top of your head, here are some smart interview questions to ask the interviewer hat will impress and give you some kudos for being prepared:

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Career Advice: “Worrying is a Waste of Imagination”

Even though the economy is looking up, the job market can still be tough, especially for veterans transitioning back into civilian life. Worrying can creep on just about anyone but the added stress of transitioning can make job searching even harder.

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How to pitch your value: Dissecting the elevator pitch

Develop a strong elevator pitch that highlights your key skill sets, passions, and job goals.

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Q: How do you implement the correct pitch with the right words that describe me and my skills?  – Gregory R. 

A: When you think about it, an elevator pitch is just one of the many methods you’ll use to communicate your personal brand to a potential employer.

As a job seeker, you instantly become a sales and marketing professional. You are now in the business of marketing your skills and expertise to people connected to your target job. Your messaging needs to be consistent across all of your branding channels, your resumecover letter, and online profiles; what you say when networking; and how you respond to questions in an interview.

By taking the time to go through this exercise and craft your pitch, you will be better prepared to communicate your value through every phase of the job search. Continue reading

Common Interview Questions and Responses

The Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Answers” outlines specific answers to some of the most commonly asked interview questions. Listed below are ten of the most common questions you may face. Continue reading