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What is the point of additional questions when applying to a job?

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Scott B Member Since: Nov 20, 2015
11 of 12

I have seen these used effectively by thoughtful clients.  Those are typically ones whom have taken the time to put together a professional request.  I have no issues taking time to answer those.  However, the vast majority are rather comical. I'll see someone post a sentence or two about a potential job that boils down to "I need help" but says nothing further.  Then you get a question that asks something to the effect of what will be the most difficult part of this job.  It takes ALL of my reserve not to answer: "Trying to get you to tell me what the heck it is that you want!" 

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Suzanne N Member Since: Aug 15, 2012
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Scott,

 

Thank you for the giggle with my coffee this morning. But on a serious note you are right. I have seen a few of those as well I wanted to ask the same thing.

 

On the other hand.. I have posted jobs with questions, although I do not use the generic questions and I generally write out a very detailed job posting. I use the questions to ask specific questions that are important to me. 

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