7 Questions To Ask In Every Job Interview
Job interviews are stressful for even the most experienced prospective employee. So when an interviewer throws the question, “do you have any questions for me” your mind goes into overdrive. But this should be taken as an opportunity to establish whether you’re the right fit for the job. The right question can often make or break an interview, whether that’s for you, or the interviewer.
Here are 7 effective questions you can ask at the end of a job interview to ensure you make the desired impression.
1) What would people say is the best part about working for this company?
Try and establish why you might want to work for the company. After all, accepting a job offer is ultimately your decision; if you don’t think you’ll fit in there, it could be a deciding factor.
2) What will be the challenges of this position?
Knowing what you will be facing going in is the best way to prepared. Not to mention, you'll have all the tools to impress when you walk in on your first day.
3) What would a typical day involve for me?
Does this suit your personality? Figure out if the position requires you to travel for 3 days, or if you're sitting at a desk for 9 hours a day.
4) What does the company deem the most important personal quality?
Again, this can help you establish whether the company is the right fit for you. If their answer is “financially motivated” and this doesn’t reflect your own motivation you should proceed with caution.
5) How do you evaluate success within the team?
Everyone measures success differently. So, whether you're looking for a payrise structure that reflects your targets or simple reviews and incentives along the way, knowing this information will prevent any shocks in the future.
6) What are some of the problems the company is facing at the moment?
Being aware of the industry and the pitfalls is indicative of a company that knows what it's doing.
7) Is there anything I can do to help your decision?
Show you’re willing to go the extra step to prove your dedication to the role. Maybe a portfolio of your work will sway the decision, or maybe simply asking the question proves you're eager to be considered.
The consultants at Austcorp offer support throughout the interview process. Have any questions? Get in touch!