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Questions to Ask (and Not Ask) Your Job Interviewer

Employers will almost always welcome questions when the interview comes to a close, but when the time comes, a lot of us draw a blank. Remember that employers not only expect you to inquire more about the position, they judge your character on the basis of those questions.

You’ll want to ask in-depth questions to show that you’re truly interested in working for the company, and you will also want to know more about what the job will require. Whatever you ask, your questions should sound intelligent and cordial.

You may think that some questions may be to brash to ask, like questions regarding pay, but employers expect these kinds of questions. If you phrase cheeky questions in a polite manner, employers will think you handle yourself well.

Here’s some examples of questions you should and shouldn’t ask during the interviewing process.

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College Grads: 3 Ways You Can Better Budget Your Paycheck

June is the the time of year that newly-minted graduates are headed off into a world of resumes, interviews and call-backs, all of which will hopefully lead to a jobĀ  and that much-needed paycheck. While most young adults don’t like to be told how to spend their money, planning for your first month’s income isn’t an easy task.

Instead of learning the hard way, I urge college grads to put some thought into their budgets before they even receive their first paycheck. Take the guess work out of your personal finances, and read these tips on how to properly spend and save your money.

Plan for taxes: Depending on which state you live in and your household situation, taxes can take a huge chunk out of your paycheck. To better estimate that amount, use a free paycheck calculator online. Also, start thinking of withholding as a means of saving. More withholding means a larger refund, which could be used to pay off student loans faster, or it could go towards a down payment on a car.

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