The best interviews are conversations. You need to be ready with some conversation starters of your own. This is also your chance to get to know the person and the company and decide if this job is a good fit for you.
Questions are an investment. In return, you get:
These will help you keep the conversation going, get some important information about the job and decide if this is where you want to work.
Before you shake hands and walk away, make sure the interviewer knows everything they need to make a decision about you and why you'll be such a great match. Oh, and lastly, always find out what and when the next steps will be—if you’re proactive, you won't be caught off guard.
If you’ve ever embarked on a job search, you know things can get really chaotic, really quickly. Between mastering the art of the cover letter, rigorously spell-checking every email and reading all kinds of conflicting advice online, the whole process can really take a toll on the sanity and self-esteem of even the most experienced job seeker.
Your resume is like a trailer for the latest movie: a compilation of the best bits that if done properly, makes people want to see the rest.