Ask Vicki: What should I ask during a job interview to increase my chances of getting an offer?
In this answer on Quora, Monster career expert Vicki Salemi tells you what questions hiring managers are hoping to be asked.
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Q. What should I ask during a job interview to increase my chances of getting an offer?
A. Ask about advancement and what it takes to succeed within the company. One of my favorite interview questions for a candidate to ask is, “At year-end, I want to be rated excellent. What do you look for in a top performer so I could get that rating?” Here’s another one: “How is performance measured?”
But keep in mind, I never extended a job offer simply because someone asked really good questions. Sure, it was a bonus if they did, but it never swayed me in one way or another if I was on the fence about a candidate. Their skills and experiences, as well as how they answered interview questions based on past situations, were much more insightful and convincing to me.
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