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Old 04-27-2006, 10:22 AM
Tessa Tessa is offline
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Yes, I think "When could I start?" is a good question although I might rephrase it. How about "When is the position available? Is this a job that would need to be started tomorrow or is there going to be a waiting period before you hire someone?"

I don't think that's too much to ask. What if they're not even sure about the answers themselves? I would hesitate to put too much hope in the job!
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:32 AM
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Sometimes the employers do interviews even though they still don't have approved budget for the position. I have been invited once to start a job several weeks after I went on an interview. Of course at that time I had already started somewhere else .
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:55 AM
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I would ask

1. To whom would I report?
2. How much will I be expected to travel? (if there is at all)
3. How would my performance be assessed?
4. What will be my main responsibilities for this position?
5. What are the goals for this department and how do they relate to the company as a whole? - this is an important question - it concerns you and it shows your interest in the company.

Of course don't ask too much questions
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Old 04-28-2006, 02:04 PM
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Keep in mind that the questions you might ask will depend of the type of position - contract or permanent. For example if you are on contract you cannot expect benefits, bonuses, and vacation so there is no reason to discuss them.
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:08 PM
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Keep in mind that the questions you might ask will depend of the type of position - contract or permanent. For example if you are on contract you cannot expect benefits, bonuses, and vacation so there is no reason to discuss them.
Do you have any suggestions on what other questions you can ask at these types of interviews?
You could probably still ask about benefits?
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