Treebietree in Boston, Massachusetts said: Hi All! I need some help please....I've been out of work since May 2009 and had an interview with a staffing recruiter and have now been invited back to interview again. This time, I will be interviewing with two fellow Executive Assistants in the company.
There are two questions that I haven't asked and found out would have saved me alot of grief. You have to be careful with these. I have worked usually temp to hire positions to "feel out" the job. Two of the four were jobs described did not equal job hired for.
1) Why is this position available? Was the person promoted, job description changed, new position?
2) Is there a job description for this position? This can be a very delicate question to ask, ie, if there is no job description-you don't know what is expected of you (goals?), what your duties are, and if no thought has been put forward for a description, the job may not have been cleared.
Also, be sure to have backup as to how you are keeping your skills current, what your strengths really are, what benefits you bring to company, and a weakness that will not impede productivity.
Hope this helps. Good luck.