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Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask
Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time. Thought so. The problem is most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by asking "smart" questions. To them, what they ask is more important than how you answer. Great candidates ask questions they want answered because they're evaluating you, your company--and whether they really want to work for you. Here are five questions great candidates ask: What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days? Great candidates want to hit the ground running. They want to make a difference--right away. What are the common attributes of your top performers? Great candidates also want to be great long-term employees. Maybe your top performers work longer hours. What are a few things that really drive results for the company? What do employees do in their spare time?

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