2011 Salary Negotiation Tactics
Experts offer key pointers on approaching the subject of salary as the economy evolves in 2011.
I hate being asked at the end of an interview, "Do you have any questions?" if my mind is working in overdrive and I can't think of any. That seems so lame. Even if you've asked plenty of questions in the course of the interview, it's a good idea to have some prepared in advance so you don't have to scramble later.
Toni Bowers at TechRepublic writes that situation always feels like a test and that it is a test. She writes:
What you don't want to do is ask a bunch of superfluous questions just to show you're interested or interesting. Keep the number of questions at the end to two. And don't kid yourself in thinking that an interviewer can't pick up on the disingenuous.
She suggests questions such as these:
In a far funnier post at Microsoft JobsBlog, Chris Rosenau lists five questions you probably shouldn't ask. He says these came from real interviews, saying, "You can't make this stuff up." They are: