Social skills for autonomous people: About interviews


If you are being interviewed for a job, fellowship, program, or anything like that, they will probably ask you if you have any questions for them about the program.

It looks bad if you don’t.

Therefore, it’s helpful as part of your preparation to come in prepared with some questions to ask. It’s…

Questions that generally work for me are “what does a typical day look like in this agency?” or “how do you achieve your goals of (x), (y), and (z)?”. Sometimes I get bold and ask “now that you’ve interviewed me, what do you feel my shortcomings are, and what sort of supervision do you feel I need?"but that is only if I feel I would get constructive feedback as a response.

Nice. Neither of those had occurred to me.