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Questions To Ask During A Job Interview

May 9, 2006View for printing

When discussing a new job, make sure to ask enough questions to find out whether that opportunity really is a good fit.

Thinking about a new job? While you're busy trying to impress your prospective employer, don't forget to ask the right kind of questions to help you determine whether the organization is a good place for IT pros to work. That's the advice of Gregg Stocker, director of performance improvement at Ico Polymers, a $350 million-a-year manufacturer, and author of the recently released book Avoiding The Corporate Death Spiral: Recognizing & Eliminating The Warning Signs Of Decline (Quality Press Books, 2006).

There are basic questions that any job candidate should ask, regardless of the company or the type of work they hope to do, Stocker says. Those include asking how performance is measured. For instance, what are the company's key metrics--are they based on finances, customer satisfaction, meeting deadlines? What kinds of performance reviews are used--are they 360-degree reviews, where feedback is collected from colleagues up and down the org chart?

By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee InformationWeek

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