RE: Tips for Second Interview

Subject: RE: Tips for Second Interview
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: <steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com>, <ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 09:51:42 -0700

It's perfectly OK to have questions and ask them at the 2nd interview. But
pay attention: if the people you are interviewing with mention that they are
short on time, don't, when asked if you have any questions, take out a 2
page, single-spaced list of questions and start asking them, one after the

I had that happen. I was shocked, especially after the other interviewing
person said he was late for his next meeting and asked me to finish and see
this person out. In front of this person. I mentioned I also had a meeting.
The person then pulled out the 2 pages of single spaced questions.

I expect some questions, but specific and detailed questions about my
management style (including examples), the office environment (including
specifics on each person this person might be working with), the expected
workload over the next year (with milestones and expected results), and so

I ended it as fast as I could but ... wow. I missed my next meeting entirely
and was very annoyed.


Sharon Burton
CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting

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Subject: RE: Tips for Second Interview

I think it's okay to have questions written down
discretely somewhere in your binder where you can
occasionally jot something down during the
conversation. (Most of the interview exercise isn't so
much about exchanging information, but about
interpersonal communication - you need eye contact
more than a checklist of questions.)

Certainly don't check items off during the
conversation. But it's okay, and probably a plus, when
they ask if you have questions for you to refer
briefly to your notes, and then ask one or two that
weren't discussed before (shows preparation) and maybe
a follow-up to something that was discussed (shows you
listened). :)


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