Rob Ford: Ask The Right Question, Get The Right Answer

18 Nov

Rob Ford

Rob Ford originally became the political celebrity from initially admitting to smoking crack. During that press release he said he admits it to those who ask the right questions. He says to the press,”Am I an addict? No. Have I tried it, probably in one of my drunken stupors a year ago.” Getting the answer you want is as simple as asking the right question.

Recruiting is all about making connections and building relationships. Successful recruiters are those who know how to ask the right questions and who to ask. One of the greatest questions you can ask as a recruiter is “Who Do You Know?”

As a job seeker, asking the right questions during interviews are imperative to making a good impression. Follow these tips in order to ask the right questions during an interview:

Get Specifics: You’ve already done your research on the company culture and unless you haven’t been given a detailed job description, you know the basics of what is expected in the position. Now is the time to expand on those details and ask specifics. You want to tailor your questions to the industry and role involved to get the right answers.

Expectations: Asking about the specific expectations of the role shows the hiring manager that you are seriously interested, and the answer can give you correct insight on how to approach the job if you are offered the position. In addition, ask what the expectations of the role are 30, 60, 90 days down the line and ask who you would be reporting directly to.

Get Personal: Asking more personal questions will help to keep you in the forefront of that hiring manager’s mind and can give you insight into the company culture and how a typical day goes at the office. Ask the interviewer how they got started in the industry and what they enjoy about the company culture. Don’t be pushy about their personal lives, however. Keep it related to the job and the company.

When answering questions, remember that less is more. Give a complete answer, but never go into too much depth about your background and history. Keep everything relevant to the questions asked. In the case of Rob Ford, he claims he would have answered the reporter’s questions earlier if they had asked the right question.  He was keeping his answers relevant to the question asked. You are only ever going to get the right answer if you learn how to ask the right question.

Additionally, if you haven’t heard recently, Rob Ford met today with the Toronto  City Council in order to strip more power from Mayor Ford. During this meeting, Mayor Ford mimics drunk driving aimed towards Councilor Paul Ainslie, who had his license suspended after being pulled over at a Police checkpoint. He then yells “Socialism is great!”, gets into a shouting match with people in the public gallery, and then promptly rushes towards the gallery, runs into City Councillor Pam McConnell, grabs her to keep her from falling, and heads back towards the front like nothing had happened. It’s official. Rob Ford has cracked, but the truth stays the same, if you ask the right question, look at the doors it can open.

If you are looking to open new doors to your career, contact us at Search Solution Group, and learn how to ask the right questions!

Rob Ford imitates Drunk Driving during a city Council Meeting.

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