Yesterday while I sat in the doctor’s office waiting for my husband to finish his visit they had Katie Couric’s talk show on. I’ve never actually seen it before, but I hit the jackpot for my first viewing! Katie was helping three young women learn the skills they need to get a new job. On this episode they were going over the interviewing process.
Star Jones was there providing guidance and tips for what you should and should not do to nail an interview. What was my favorite? Her suggestions for how to answer “Do you have any questions for me?” which is typically asked at the end of every interview. Here are her top three questions to ask. I especially love number three!
- What do you like about working for this company?
- What’s the philosophy of the company?
- What are the company’s long and short term goals and how can I help you reach them?
Number three is a killer question that makes you seem interested and goal oriented. What can be better than that? Questions like these are very broad and can fit almost any situation. If you’re like me and you get flustered by the end of the interview, just write down some questions (such as these) in advance. This way you have no excuse but to have a few things to discuss!
The rest of the tips are great as well. Star discusses things like cleaning up your social media profiles and never bad mouthing former employers along with a lot more. Watch the whole segment here and learn a little bit more about nailing your next interview!
Now, it’s your turn! What was your favorite tip? Do you have any others?