Interview 101: The Art of Follow-Up

Why they matter

Follow-up questions in an interview allow the applicant to build on their answer to your initial question. Therefore, to ask a good follow-up, you must pay special attention to that initial answer.

Final Thoughts

Sometimes asking follow-up questions can feel probing, something we’re conditioned not to do in polite company. However, in an article published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, three studies found that asking follow-up questions in conversations among strangers actually increased the perceived friendliness of the question asker.

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Shawna Lake

Shawna Lake

Founder of Deep End Talent Strategies-keeping job seekers and employers connected to what the other side needs and wants in today’s job market.