Questions You Can Ask at the Time
of an Offer
There is no time in the interviewing process that you will ask more questions than now. Remember that we advised you to hold off on some of the tougher, qualifying questions until you get an offer, lest you be perceived as having a “what’s-in-it-for-me” mentality. All those qualifying questions that you were tempted to ask during the interviewing process, all those “what can you do for me” questions that you were disciplined enough to avoid, are all going to get answered now.
If I haven’t made it clear, let me state it one more time: Your purpose in the interviewing process is to sell yourself into getting a job offer. If you get a company and the individuals in it to want you badly enough, they will do everything they can to try to hire you. The more they are convinced that you can do a better job than anyone else, the more they will satisfy you with answers for every question you can ask.
When people want to hire you, they want you as comfortable as possible with the company, the people, and the position. Once you are at this point, you can start really deciding if the job is right for you.
The first group of questions you will want to ask are of the hiring authority. The second group will be of yourself. They are simple but very profound and will make a difference in your career.