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The Right Questions to Ask

Friday, September 30, 2022

7 in 10 
prospective employees don’t ask their important questions during job interviews.

Hiring managers feel positively about candidates who ask about:
•	A formal training process 56%
•	Upskilling 35%
•	Merit-based promotions 35%
•	Average employee tenure 33%

Hiring managers feel negatively about prospective hires who ask about:
•	Jerks in the organization 60%
•	Unnecessary meetings 47%
•	Management style complaints 30%
•	Negotiating raises 23%
Source: “Survey Reveals the Questions Interviewees Really Want to Ask,” Job Sage, 2022

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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