Quick Tips: Ask Questions

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You’re taught at a young age that no question is a stupid question. But as you get older, sometimes you can be afraid to ask things that are “common knowledge.” But the odds are, if you’re thinking about it, someone else is too. If you’re not asking questions, it can come back to bite you in the butt very quickly.

When it comes to the job search, not asking questions can mean the difference of loving your job and hating your job. Or starting a job that isn’t what you’re expecting. Whether you’re working with a recruiter or directly with the company, make sure you are asking questions during the interview. This will show the interviewer that you are truly interested in the position and care about learning more.

Be cautious of asking questions that have already been answered. If you need clarification or want to go over a point again, please do so. However, if you are simply going to ask a question because you weren’t paying attention, this is going to be a red flag to the interviewer.

One of the perks of working with a recruiter is that you are able to ask someone questions who knows a lot about the client and the job opening, but also fully understands the candidate experience. Most recruiters will answer questions truthfully which will allow you, as the candidate, to better judge the opportunity being presented to you. At the end of the day, asking any questions you have about the opening will not only help your recruiter better understand what you are expecting out of the role.

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