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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

10 questions to ask your interviewer

I encounter many job applicants who don't have many—or even any—questions when I ask what I can answer for them. While this isn't fatal, asking the right questions shows a level of thoughtfulness and engagement. After all, your interviewer wants to know that you're interested in the details of the job, the department you'll be working in, your prospective supervisor's management style, and the culture of the organization. Otherwise, you risk signaling that you're either not that interested or just haven't thought very much about it.

My U.S. News & World Report column this week suggests 10 questions to consider asking at your next interview.