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10 Job Interview Questions Every Applicant Should Ask

AARPWith the influx of jobs in the new quarter, many people are looking for ways to stand out in competitive interviews. The final questions are the perfect place to show confidence and ambition, so AARP jobs expert Kerry Hannon has lined out the 10 best job interviews questions you should ask your potential employer.

Below are a few questions (and answers!) to make any interviewee stand out-let me know if you’d be interested in speaking with Kerry or would like to feature the questions!

  • “Why did YOU choose this company?”- It's a two-way street. Yes, you're there to sell yourself, but they're selling the job, too. The answer will help you define the organization's strengths and weaknesses with this insider's perspective. It will also give you an idea of the company culture and values.
  • “Is full time the only option, or would you consider a contract or consulting arrangement?” – This question shows ambition and can uncover opportunities with higher pay and more flexible working hours.
  • “Is there anything about myself, my skills or my background that you would like me to clarify?” – Use this as an opportunity to sell yourself again or expand on your resume.
  • “Are there opportunities for professional training or further education, particularly to keep up with new technology?” – If you're 50 or older, such a question could go a long way in undermining any tendency the interviewer might have to think of you as an older worker who may be stuck.
  •  “What's the salary range for this position?”- It seems impolite to bring this up in the initial interview, but if you have the chutzpah, this question can work to your advantage. You probably don't need to go for the whole ball of wax, but getting a sense of the pay is paramount for most of us. If the interviewer refuses to answer, that says something about the company's guarded style that might 

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