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Ask the right questions to get the right answer

“When I give an interview, I’m more interested in the questions the candidate asks than the answers he or she might offer,” says Mr. Hauswirth. In general, asking insightful questions shows you have done your homework. It’s also a good way to adjust the power dynamic. “You don’t want to be grovelling for a job,” says Shirin Khamisa, founder of Careers By Design. “If you remember that you are there not just to impress the interviewer, but also to determine if the position is right for you, your desirability is likely to go up.” So it’s okay to play hard-to-get, but be very careful. “There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance,” says Mr. Hauswirth. “There is nothing worse than arrogance.”

View interview article at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/how-to-ace-a-job-interview/article586145

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