One More Question to Ask the Interviewer

One More Question to Ask the Interviewer

by Kerry Scott on 9 December 2009


I didn’t really have a post written for today.

See, we’re supposed to be having this giant snowstorm today.  There was supposed to be, like, a foot of snow.  They’ve been hyping it for days on TV.  So somehow my brain heard, “Snow Day!”  This really makes no sense, since you can’t really have a snow day when you blog.  I mean, it doesn’t snow on the internet.  Apparently my brain does not understand the internet.  Either that or I’m just lazy.

So today I woke up, and there’s exactly one inch of snow slush outside my window.  One inch is less than a foot, so I’m pretty sure there’s not going to be a snow day here an Clue Wagon headquarters (although we’re expecting more later…but less than a foot.  More like 3-6 inches.  Further inland they’re getting way more than a foot, with blizzard conditions to boot…so mad props if you live north or west of Milwaukee.  I’m really close to Lake Michigan, so it’s still rain and not snow here.).

So I went through my Google Reader looking for inspiration.  Lo and behold, Alison Green at Ask a Manager has the best question EVER for when the interviewer says, “Do you have any questions for me?”  It’s perfect, because it sound smart when you ask it, and it also gives you great insight for what to talk about when you write your thank-you note.  Brilliant.  You should definitely add this to your list of questions to ask.

I’m off to make chocolate Malt-O-Meal with vanilla ice cream…because the missing 11 inches of snow is not going to screw me out of my delicious snow day breakfast treat.

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Dawn Kubiak December 10, 2009 at 9:25 am


I hope you enjoyed your “virtual snow day”. I was less fortunate, we did receive a foot of snow out in the country and while my kids enjoyed their snow day I still needed to get into work, thank goodness for 4-wheel drive!

Since part of my role is a recruiter for my company, I’ve read your blog with great interest and your advice has been on the mark everytime. I’ve actually used your advice to better articulate why I am or am not recommending a candidate after a phone screen.

Keep up the great writing!

simply-hr December 10, 2009 at 10:51 am

u only had one inch of snow? over here in mn, we had a snow storm! and worst yet, it’s -6 degree outside right now =(
.-= simply-hr´s last blog ..One MBA degree down and one PHR test to go! =-.

Melissa December 10, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I’m about an hour west of you, and we got something like 17″ of the white stuff. And like simply-hr, we froze our tushies off today. I can deal with the snow, but I’m not a fan of the bitter cold.
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Surviving =-.

Kerry December 11, 2009 at 7:44 am


We’re less than a mile from the lake. We never did get any snow, so the inch we had before the big storm was all we ever got. My kids got their snowsuits all muddy by trying to make snow angels in an inch of slush. It’s fun to be this close to the lake in December…but in June, when you get 70 degrees and we get 56 degrees and fog, it’s less fun. So it balances out (although you don’t have to shovel fog).

We did get the bitter cold, of course. I should have saved the Malt-O-Meal for today, because holy cow, it’s freezing out there.
.-= Kerry´s last blog ..Meet the One With the Purple Glitter Pen =-.

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