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What questions should I ask an insider?

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 - 8 answers

Reading to complete before a technical interview (CSS, JS, HTML)?

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 - 10 answers

Google interview booked. Now what?!

I've got a job interview at Google? What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by kilikina73 on Oct 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Do you remember this study about deep/meaningful conversations?

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 - 5 answers

Red flag or just a pink one?

How personal is too personal for a job interview question? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2012 - 40 answers

Help me phone screen interview candidates more effectively?

Help me do a better job of phone screening candidates for largely-technical/programming positions. [more inside]
posted by ish__ on Jan 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Corporate Job vs. Nanny?

Corporate Job vs. Nanny, need appropriate questions to ask. (See within for more details) [more inside]
posted by lonemantis on Jul 7, 2011 - 19 answers

How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview?

How do you respond to "Tell me about yourself" in a job interview? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Apr 3, 2011 - 19 answers

"Do you have any questions for us?"

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 - 28 answers

So, you're a musician, how is that going for you?

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 - 23 answers

What is asked in the 3rd step of a job interview?

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 - 11 answers

Help me pick the potential next Miss America

Need interesting questions for Miss America local pageant interview. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jun 18, 2009 - 30 answers

I want to avoid the reverse of that Sigur Ros interview.

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 - 17 answers

Spot the difference: interview edition

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 - 14 answers

How do I respond to the question(s) Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job?

Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job? [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Dec 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Re-apply to a previously declined job?

[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 - 7 answers

Getting the Best out of an interview with a prof

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 - 6 answers

What questions should I ask the subjects of my documentary on the Philippines porn industry?

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 - 15 answers

"Is it really made of cheese?"

If you could ask Neil Armstrong any question, what would it be? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Apr 23, 2008 - 48 answers

Tell me about your mother.

I need to come up with interview questions to ask a writer. [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Oct 23, 2007 - 16 answers

Interview questions for database developers.

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 - 11 answers

how not to accept the wrong job

how do I know when not to accept a job? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jan 12, 2007 - 22 answers

"So, um, whadja think of 'Coal Miner's Daughter?'"

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 - 23 answers

Job Interview - Strengths/Weaknesses

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 - 17 answers

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