A friend of mine told me that a given interview must be two-sided, that is the prospective employee is begin interviewed but the employee is also interviewing the hiring manager. Does anyone have any good links which stress this point. I think that it's a great tool for one to be very calm in an interview but I am looking for some examples. Following this advice, I can think of these questions, they are a bit blunt. Please comment on them.
Hi Scott, Do you care of??? Be careful when the manager said he has a benchmark in mind for each employee depended on their status and raising the benchmark when an employee reached. This could be applied for your ideal employee question. On the surface, it seems like the manager encourage his subordinate to perform beyond their best. But I have learned it is a double edges sword. Personally, I have had a manager like that previously. I have worked like a 3rd world country dog. Didn't even have the time to take vacation for 5 years. Finally, I raised my concern to the company president, only then the manager allowed me to take vacation but gave him my personal cellular phone number and took the company notebook with me for checking emails staying abreath of the company issue events. Regards, MCao [ June 26, 2003: Message edited by: Matt Cao ]
I like to ask "What do you like to cultivate in your employees?" Also, they say to ask a lot of open ended questions since this can give you more insights into their personality and avoid yes or no answers. e.g. "Tell me about ... [your process|your management style|ideal employee|how the position became available|etc]". (I once asked a manager at a prominent bank in NY what he liked to cultivate in his employees. His reply was "I want them to work. I don't care if they work overtime, they must work and work and work." ... I decided he wasn't the type of manager I wanted to work for. I was expecting an answer along the lines of team dynamics.)