Asking questions about the organization gives you the opportunity to show you are engaged and inquisitive.
Create a list of 15 to 20 questions and bring that list with you to the interview.
If you really want the job or position and you know your stuff, you should have no problem answering any questions.
It’s been tough to concentrate on your grad school work because you’ve been waiting to hear about that job you applied for a few weeks ago.
Find out how much time to block out on your calendar for the interview(s).
Ask where you should enter the building (perhaps the main front entrance or possibly the back entrance by the parking lot), whom to ask for when you arrive and where to park your car if you’re driving. It is essential that you know enough about the organization to explain what they do and to talk about how you could fit into its mission.
That means you shouldn’t cut someone off for the last parking spot, spit your gum on the pavement or get annoyed when the receptionist says the interviews are running 30 minutes behind schedule.
You never know who is watching you or who will be asked for their feedback about your interactions.
She earned her Ph D in English from the University of Georgia in 2015.
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