A toxicologist, who has worked in the workplace for 30 years, is asking his colleagues to ask colleagues to do something to help him avoid making mistakes.
A toxic scientist, who works in the health care industry, is saying he doesn’t want to make mistakes on his job interview.
“I don’t think you should ever ask someone to do anything that you would not have asked yourself if you were on the same team,” said Dr. David Haddad, a toxicologist and associate professor of health sciences at the University of Toronto.
“The fact is, the people that are doing the interviewing, and the people in charge of interviewing, are just doing it for the purpose of making the job more interesting.”
Haddad has worked with colleagues on multiple different jobs and said he’s seen a lot of people get stuck on what they want to ask someone, but don’t know how to ask the right questions.
“Some of these things that we’re hearing are things like ‘what’s your current occupation?’
‘what were your previous employers like?’
‘why did you choose that position?'”
Haddadd said he hears these questions because they’re “asking the wrong questions.”
“If you don’t understand what that job entails and how it applies to you, you might not get a chance to ask that question,” Haddadd told CBC News.
“We’re just saying, ‘please, don’t just ask, ask why,'” he said.
“The people that have been doing this for decades are the ones that are probably the most effective at making mistakes, because they understand what the role is.”HADDAD said people should ask questions that are more specific.
“If I’m asking a question like ‘What are your current jobs?’ and I want to know why, then you should ask, ‘what are the current occupations that you’re interested in?'”HADDID said people are generally good at asking for details, but it’s more important to ask questions and be specific.
For example, if you’re a health care professional, “I want to be able to give you a more specific answer because I want you to know that this person is a doctor,” HADDID explained.
“A lot of times, people don’t really understand the meaning of ‘medical.’
It’s ‘physician.'”HADDOWD said the goal is to make people ask questions they would never ask someone else, and that it’s important to use their language, too.”
People are generally very good at being polite, but sometimes people get a little impatient and they say, ‘Why can’t I just ask you this?'”
HADDOWDO said.HADDOWN added that if someone is going to ask you a question that’s too general, “don’t be too harsh.
You know what?
Ask a question about it.
Tell me about what you think it is.”