Marine Corps

May 10, 2012

Leaving the CORPS: Q’s for your employer


  •    Can you tell me how success in this position is measured?
  •    What skills would I need to be successful in this position?
  •    What are the opportunities for personal growth?
  •    What is the retention rate of people in this position?


  •    Tell me about a typical day in this job.
  •    Who would I work with most closely on a day-to-day basis?
  •    How often can I expect to relocate during the initial years?

Being New on the Job

  •   What do you consider the most challenging aspect of this position for someone who is new to your organization?
  •   What qualities are you looking for in your new hires?
  •   What are your expectations for new hires?
  •   Could you describe a typical first assignment?
  •   What are the most challenging facets of the position?
  •   What do I need to accomplished in the next 6-12 months?

More about the Organization

  •   Why is this position available?
  •   What are your department’s major projects in the coming year?
  •   What is the work environment like?
  •   What makes your organization different from its competitors?
  •   What are your organizations strengths and weaknesses?
  •   How would you describe your corporation’s personality and  management style?
  •   Why did you join the organization? Why have you stayed  with the organization?

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