You’ve spent hours polishing your resume, and even more time searching for the perfect San Diego job online, and you are finally ready to move on to the next big step, the job interview. No matter how prepared you think you may be, there are still some things that even the most seasoned interviewee can do to make themselves stand out above the competition, and one is to simply ask the right questions.
Answering the questions that the interviewer asks you is only part of the interviewing process. When searching for the ideal San Diego job, it is important to have some interview questions of your own. Some possible questions to ask include, but are not limited to, the following.
How do you see me benefiting the company?.What type of advancement and growth opportunities does the company offer?.Does the company stress continuing education and professional training?.Why did you choose this company?.What is the culture of the company?.What would my first project or duty be if hired?.What are the specific job responsibilities of this position?.When will a hiring decision be made, and when will I be contacted?.Who can I contact if I have any additional questions?.If your recruiter isn’t able to answer all of these questions, they will at the very least be impressed by the amount of thought that you have put into the job interview process. So many candidates show up unprepared, wearing inappropriate attire, carrying surfboards, eating their lunch, drunk, and otherwise unprepared.
Anyone who has ever been involved in the hiring process has stories to share about people that they have interviewed. For example, there is the story, well circulated on the Internet, of the man who showed up for an interview wearing a bathing suit, carrying a surf board, and eating a large, smelly sandwich.
Other recruiters have reported that job candidates frequently ask them to hurry the interview along so that the candidate can catch the bus on time, and don’t bother to make eye contact or show any interest in the position that they are applying for.
This is why a smart, articulate, well dressed, prepared, friendly, and professional candidate really stands out above the rest. It may sound clichéd, but if you are serious about the interviewer, the recruiter will know that you will take any new San Diego job that you are offered, just as seriously, if not more so.