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LTC Multifunctional Logistician
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I'd recommend to ask questions as well but ask safe questions. I agree to ask well designed and intelligent questions on the position one is seeking and questions about the business, competitors, business plan, ect, but there are some red flags out there that you must realize. You also need to know who is in the room asking questions.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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I worked at a 7 day a week operation and if the person being interviewed asked about weekend work or overtime I'd consider that asking an unsafe question. All goes down to research before showing up for the interview.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen - I had an interview with a company in the petroleum transportation sector. The interviewer had discussed openly some issues in their operation which made me suspect they were running an un-safe business operation. The hiring manager asked several questions about how I would have handled different scenarios and then told me all were recent events in the company. He then told me about a driver that had ridden the brakes so long it caught the truck on fire which was carrying petroleum. I decided that this was not the company I wanted to work for and I left the meeting. My thinking was they were not looking for someone to come in and set conditions for success but rather find a fall guy for their higher Corporation. I'd work 7 days a week for any organization as long as it operated efficiently and safely. So, maybe I did not explain the intended point well to Mrs. Gray.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Think you can accuse the interviewer of asking some unsafe questions there. I'm with you 100% on feeling queezy about that company.
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Danielle Gray
Danielle Gray
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LTC (Join to see) - I see what you're saying. Yes, once you've determined for yourself that it's not the right company for you, there is no need to push the issue. It's a fine line between being an informed interviewee and creating an uncomfortable situation.
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SGT English/Language Arts Teacher
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That is a very good article to help veterans do well in an interview. I especially liked the remark about asking well-researched questions.
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Danielle Gray
Danielle Gray
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I agree. Some interviews can be very straight forward and not offer a lot of opportunities for one to show their personality. Asking questions and engaging the interviewer shows how you communicate and interact on a "less formal" level.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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An absolute must! As one who conducted many hiring interviews, if an individual had no questions at the end, chances are he/she didn't make the cut, no matter how well the interview went.
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