I am beginning the application process for a much-desired position. One of my good friends works in a similar position for the same company on the other coast. I will definitely have her ear during the application and interview process, and I want to make the most of being able to pump her for information.
However, I don't even know where to begin. What questions should I ask her that will give me usable insight into the company, that I can turn around and use to strengthen my resume (and hopefully land and ace an interview)?
posted by tippy
on Mar 20, 2014 -
I'm scheduled for a technical interview after the weekend for a front-end development position. I'd like to spend some intensive time beforehand reading relevant blogs and books to prime the ol' noodle and supplement my existing knowledge. Could you recommend some resources? Are there questions you would ask an applicant in this situation, or that you have been asked? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Mar 22, 2013 -
There was a study a few years back where they had two people meet and discuss a list of questions. The control pairs got a basic set of superficial interview questions (what's your name, do you have siblings, where are you from) and the other got a specially designed set of questions that increasingly went into meaningful, personal topics. At the end, pairs in the test group tended to report a deep bond with their partner and went on to become friends after the study. Can you find me the study and/or the questions?
posted by sdis
on Jun 4, 2012 -
Help me do a better job of phone screening candidates for largely-technical/programming positions. [more inside]
posted by ish__
on Jan 21, 2012 -
Meta-ask: How can I learn to ask better questions? Specifically: how I can learn to ask natural, un-contrived questions in job interviews? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt
on Aug 17, 2010 -
I have an ongoing opportunity to interview musicians, but I've been fearful of being the most boring interviewer ever, or at least failing to pull the musician out of Dull Interview Mode and into Chatting Naturally About Interesting Things Mode. With that, I'm looking for tips and ideas for interviewing people, and/or examples of really good interviews. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jul 8, 2010 -
I'm applying for a programming job. I've had two steps of interviewing so far. What are they going to ask in the 3rd step? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay
on Nov 26, 2009 -
I have managed to book a phone interview with a somewhat famous Detroit techno group for a radio show. I have never interviewed anyone before beyond being on a job interview committee. What do I ask?
posted by mkb
on Jan 22, 2009 -
I have to answer 2 questions in a forthcoming interview and they sound the same to me! Need help to spot the difference? [more inside]
posted by dragontail
on Jan 4, 2009 -
[Job Advice Filter] I applied and interviewed for an out-of-state job 8 months ago. Eventually I was offered the position, but I declined due to life circumstances that arose at the time. That same position is still open, and I'm interested. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by karizma
on Oct 10, 2008 -
I'm going to be writing a profile of a business professor who has won some teaching awards. I'll be interviewing him on the phone. What questions should I ask that would help me raise the interview above the lame threshold? I'd like the profile to be insightful and interesting.
posted by storybored
on Aug 24, 2008 -
I'm going to be filming a documentary in the Philippines about families supported by the pornography industry, and I'd like to hear any interesting questions you might have for the subjects. [more inside]
posted by premiumpolar
on Jun 23, 2008 -
What useful interview questions can I ask to candidates for a Data Analysis/Database Developer position ? [more inside]
posted by matholio
on Jul 24, 2007 -
Asking for a friend: "I have an interview with Loretta Lynn this afternoon. What should I ask her? What should my lead be?" [more inside]
posted by Terminal Verbosity
on Aug 22, 2006 -
I need some winning responses to the dreaded "What are your strengths/weaknesses" job interview question (Marketing Manager position at consulting firm). I am well-qualified and, of course, I know my own strengths/weaknesses, but I want two or three surefire BS responses that will knock their socks off. Euphamisms OK!
posted by punkfloyd
on Mar 1, 2005 -