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Interview Due Diligence: What to Ask the Hiring Manager

  • Interview Due Diligence: What to Ask the Hiring Manager

    Interview Due Diligence: What to Ask the Hiring Manager-

    What is your timeline for making a decision? May I call or email you to follow up on my candidacy?

    (Translation: What are the next steps?)

    Ask this question toward the end of your interview round to determine your next steps. If the interviewer would prefer you to follow up via email, make sure you jot down the person’s name and email address or ask for a business card.

    Carefully research the organization before your next interview, and make a list of questions to ask each interviewer. Your preparation will demonstrate your genuine interest in the role and help you properly evaluate the position.

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Interview Due Diligence: What to Ask the Hiring Manager

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    What is your timeline for making a decision? May I call or email you to follow up on my candidacy?

    (Translation: What are the next steps?)

    Ask this question toward the end of your interview round to determine your next steps. If the interviewer would prefer you to follow up via email, make sure you jot down the person’s name and email address or ask for a business card.

    Carefully research the organization before your next interview, and make a list of questions to ask each interviewer. Your preparation will demonstrate your genuine interest in the role and help you properly evaluate the position.

Interviews can be nerve-racking affairs. It’s easy to get so caught up in crafting the perfect responses to your interviewer’s questions that you forget to ask questions of your own.

Remember, an interview is a two-way street. As a candidate, you’re not there to simply answer the hiring manager’s inquiries. It’s important to take a consultative approach and ask questions that help you understand how the company operates, whether the position is a good fit for you and your goals, and if the organization is stable. 

This is even more important if you’re job hunting while employed. No matter how miserable your current position may be, focus on finding the right opportunity rather than simply escaping your current situation.

In this slideshow, Amanda Augustine, the job search expert for TheLadders, has identified questions you can ask to get a deeper understanding of an organization and position yourself as the right candidate for the job.