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Job interview At 3:30 Today

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:33 AM
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Job interview At 3:30 Today

Guys- I'm asking you because I respect your opinions. I have an interview for a job today that I don't necessarily need. I have a pretty good Job that I've been at for almost 14 years and have a lot of flexibility with good bosses. The down side is that professionally I've hit the ceiling here position wise.

I feel I owe it to my family to do better if I can. I've already had 2 interviews over the phone and this is the first "in person". I may not even get offered the job but wanted to put the situation in some perspective.

What kind of questions would you ask a perspective employer?
"I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." - Terry Bradshaw
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:03 AM
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Re: Job interview At 3:30 Today

Make sure you fully understand their benifit package.

If your in a positon that gets bonus get their history of bonus payouts meaning how they did against their goals.

You seem like you don't want to flatline in you upward movemant within your company...so ask them what their inside promotion percentage is based on their outside hire.

Ask yourself what is making you think about leaving the company your at now and what you would like differant then ask the new company their policy/procedures...no sense leavin one place to go to another that is exactly the same.

Ask them what their hours of operation are during hunting season!!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:25 AM
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Re: Job interview At 3:30 Today

Jmason, I'm sure you've gave this a thought already but just in case here goes . In my line of work I see people loosing their jobs daily, I have couples coming in to my place of work that has lost both of their jobs and both are now on unemployment barely paying the light/phone/bill and food. Let alone making house and vehicle payments. So my advice would be to check out the field of work and how stable it is not trying to discourage you but your job that you have now may be stable for you and your family in a time when the job market is very very unstable . Some times the grass is not so greener on the other side of the fence. Good luck with watever you do.

The best advice I could give you that is if you are a christian is Pray about it befor you do anything!

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:10 PM
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Re: Job interview At 3:30 Today

depending on what the new company sells,produces, provides, research their market, sales, demand.

Is it a company on the up-swing or in stagnancy?

Who is their clientel and how is their market doing?

Show them you know somthing about them and ask tough questions about profits, debt, overhead.

It would suck to leave a stable job and then get the ax after a year with a faltering company.

If your research shows some issues with them and you think you can fix it and make them profitable, then sell yourself to them on that note, and make sure the risk is worth the reward.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:11 PM
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Re: Job interview At 3:30 Today

hell, just noticed the timeline, how did it go?
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:44 PM
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Re: Job interview At 3:30 Today

Hope the interview went well and an offer is forthcoming.
If the company you are working for is financally solid and they are happy with your performance - and you like what you're doing then I personally would not leave. The economy is just to unstable to be taking unnecessary risks. That's just me. You need to weigh the risk against the potential gain.
And I agree with Bigbuck - prayerfully consider your options - and remeber God's will is not necessarly what we think is best.

Keep us posted.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:27 PM
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Re: Job interview At 3:30 Today

JMason, Excellent advice from each of the previous posts. I'm familar with the phrase "hitting the ceiling" but, If you don't mind being more specific when you say-professionally I've hit the ceiling here position wise. For example, is that because your company lacks growth so it's the old someone has to retire, die or leave? Is the next step up require a degree or set of skills, knowledge and/or behavior they think you may not have acquired yet? Is it one of those companies that takes the position that you can't obtain the next position unless you have experience in that position? If you would rather not get into specifics, I understand and retrack the question, just trying to help. Good luck in your quest. Charlie
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