RE: What do you ask the interviewer?

Subject: RE: What do you ask the interviewer?
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 14:55:06 -0400

How 'bout these:

What are the top three things you like about your employer?

What is the environment like? For example, suit-and-tie, dress-down

Are there any family events, like a Halloween party, Christmas party,
summer picnic?

In what way does the employer support my personal, professional
development. For example, is there a training budget and how is it
rationed out?

In what way does the employer support me doing my job. For example, say
I determine I need some software or hardware to do my job and can
document the need and ROI. What need I do to make that purchase happen?

When you hire me, I'd really like to have a trackball and MS Natural
Keyboard instead of a mouse and regular keyboard. What do you think
about that? (Ask this even if you don't want those things.)

I understand technical writing is at the bottom of the food chain, that
tech docs relies on other things happening, and I understand that a
certain amount of overtime is needed at the end of projects and that
some slack may develop at the beginning of a project. What are your
thoughts on that? How would my need or desire to perform overtime be


Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 2:51 PM
Subject: What do you ask the interviewer?

The recent discussions of resumes has me thinking about another aspect
of the job-hunt.

The question: what do people ask interviewers to help them decide
whether they're interested in the job? To enhance themselves in the eyes

of the interviewers? For some other reasons?

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