Twitterverse Shares 15 Slick Questions To Ask And Outsmart Job Interviewers And Show Them Who Is The Real Boss

by Sophia

We all know how intimidating and dreadful it is to undergo a series of interviews before waiting for that final call or message to find out if you are hired or not. The process of employment can be quite nerve-wracking especially if you are the one applying and even if you have already encountered numerous dialogues after applying for the nth time, interviews will always have the power to make us anxious and awkward whether or not we make ourselves ready for it.

Even if we have already rehearsed our introductory speeches, you can always count on your legs to shake or your palms to sweat in the most unfortunate parts of the whole process. However, people these days have seemed to find a middle ground when it comes to finding potential employers.

People on Twitter have started to share their realizations that we can actually turn the tables around when it comes to these interviews. Let's face it, they want something from us as much as we want something from them, so why not ask them some questions, too?

Employment nowadays, especially with Millennials, is actually a lot more different from the past. These tweets are definitely shedding a light for all of us who are still ridden with anxiety when getting interviewed—and they do make a lot of valid points!

A Twitter with the handle @hodayum sparked a debate with this tweet:

A Twitter with the handle @hodayum sparked a debate with this tweet:
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She tweeted about why is it compulsory to give three references for her character and she realizes that she might also do the same thing by asking the company to let her talk with their employees. Getting a job is beneficial for both employers and employees, so why endure a one-sided interview when you can also turn the tables around and ask them about what they think of their workplace?

The tweet was then met with replies of people sharing their opinions regarding this particular matter.

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If they can't easily find three people that can give satisfactory feedback about them, it's a red flag.

If they can't easily find three people that can give satisfactory feedback about them, it's a red flag.
via: @olowyn
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By now, interviewers and interviewees alike can agree that references are a waste of time. Why not conduct a decently structured interview format in the first place?

Ask them the right questions back.

Ask them the right questions back.
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We can't control the hiring process, and one way or another, most employers will rely on their gut feeling in determining if you are fit for the job or not, so why not take the time to ask these questions as suggested by these users? Come to think of it, the interview is actually a great way for you to clarify some of your thoughts and doubts about the company and you can do it without sounding arrogant at all.

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Take control of the situation by asking if they are the right company for you.

Take control of the situation by asking if they are the right company for you.
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If they can't give you a straight answer, take it as a sign to let the interview go.

If they can't give you a straight answer, take it as a sign to let the interview go.
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There's a reason why they are hiring. Seek it.

There's a reason why they are hiring. Seek it.
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It's time to make them uncomfortable with these kinds of questions, too.

It's time to make them uncomfortable with these kinds of questions, too.
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If most of us could afford to be as fearless as these people, incompetent companies would stand no chance at all.

You are trying to find a good job for you.

You are trying to find a good job for you.
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Being generic is their advantage, use that fact to watch them fold.

Being generic is their advantage, use that fact to watch them fold.

A great way to approach and scrutinize it!

A great way to approach and scrutinize it!
via: @2Fafou
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Look for the clear signs!

Look for the clear signs!
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You'll be surprised either way.

You'll be surprised either way.

They probably expect you to follow and answer the same old questions in an interview—surprise them.

They probably expect you to follow and answer the same old questions in an interview—surprise them.
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Do the work!

Do the work!

Their answers (and the way they deliver it) will definitely help you in screening the company you are applying to.

Their answers (and the way they deliver it) will definitely help you in screening the company you are applying to.

Another set of questions to keep in mind:

Another set of questions to keep in mind:
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Try and do your thorough research beforehand!

Try and do your thorough research beforehand!
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You can turn them down, too.

You can turn them down, too.

Let's get real!

Let's get real!
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First impressions aren't just for you to worry about.

First impressions aren't just for you to worry about.

These tips can be actually useful if done in action. You must remember that you have the power to choose the right company for yourself, so take the time and learn all these suggestions to ensure that you will have a toxic-free employment life as much as possible!

What do you think of these tweets? Comment down your thoughts, or share this thread with your family and friends who would like to have some enlightenment, too!

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