|HOW TO GET ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU CAN'T ASK IN AN INTERVIEW
by Michael Evans – (Founder of JobCritic.com)
In today’s employment environment it is more difficult than ever to find
companies that not only pay well but also have the stability and staying power
to build a long term career. In recent years we have seen the fall of many major
corporations and one must carefully choose a position with a positive future.
Jobseekers are challenged with many questions during their analysis of potential
employers. Will this company be around in 5 years? Or even 2 years? Does this
company have good benefits? Are others in this position paid the same way I will
be? What is the employee turn over like? Is this a strong product or service?
These are questions that everyone wants to ask during an interview but not
always can. Obviously, they can damage your chances of getting hired because
they may give a negative impression to the hiring manager. You must be sure to
seem positive and driven even if you have a cautious mentality when
The internet is giving employees and job seekers the ability to voice their
opinion about their current and previous employment experiences. This is a
tremendous resource that gives employees more leverage over companies that may
have unethical business practices or substandard employee conditions while
providing a well needed check and balance in the hiring and recruiting process.
It is standard procedure for companies to do a reference check on candidates to
verify employment history and experience. Candidates should also audit companies
before they accept a job. The truth is that headhunters, placement agencies, and
hiring companies don’t always have the best interests of the job seeker in mind.