Flipping the Job Interview

I can't believe that I've been blogging for five years!  As I took some time to read some of my past posts, I came across the one below from 2006 that still rings true today.

Hope you enjoy this gem from the Career Chaos archives:

Cracking Your Next Company's Culture is a must read for anyone embarking on a job search. Instead of spending all your prep time rehearsing your answers to tough interview  questions, read this article and note what you need to do to ask the right questions.

One strategy that grabbed my attention is to ask the interviewer to give an example of how  the company "lives and breathes its value statements." Of course, you have to know  what the company value statements are, so your research here is highly critical.

Tired of all those behavioral and situational interview  questions? Turn the tables by asking the interviewer to "walk you through a recent initiative." Wow! This is great stuff!

Wishing you career success in 2010!


1 thought on “Flipping the Job Interview”

  1. I am considering my next career move, as I find that I don’t really have the interest in an engineering career. I am a quantitative kind of person and often seem to solve problems from a mathematical approach, and enjoy explaining concepts and things to others. I prefer to work independently although I am also comfortable working as a team. I would like to do something in a job whose work scope has some kind of relevance and advantage in my daily life (eg. knowledge of investments?)any Career Advice please is much appreciated. Thanks!


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