Are you interviewing for a new job? Do you need to get prepared? One thing interviewees need to remember is that interviews are a two-way street. It may feel like a huge interrogation but you have the opportunity to ask questions too. This is the time to make sure the company is the right fit for you.
This post is the second part of the last blog post Eight Tips For A Better Interview. As I stated in the previous post, I have been hiring and interviewing for several years. One of the questions, that is always asked at the end of every interview is, “Do you have any questions for me?” This question may not seem that important, but this question is just as significant as all the other questions throughout the interview process. When an applicant states that they have no questions, this gives the impression that they do not really want the job. Even though this may not be true, that is the impression it leaves.
Do Your Home Work!
Before walking into a job interview you should do a little homework on the company. You need to understand what the company does, a little about the role you are interviewing for and the basics of how the company performs. Future employers want to know that you care about the job and the company. Doing a little homework can also lead you in the right direction for what questions to ask.
Here is a list of some of the best questions to ask a future employer at an interview:
- What do you look for in an applicant?
- What is advice for someone to succeed in the company?
- What are some of the biggest challenges for someone starting in this role?
- What kind of training does the company offer?
- What kind of future opportunities are there in the company?
- What would a typical day in this position look like for me?
- What is the best part about working for this company?
- What type of benefits does the company provide?
- How long have you worked for the company and why do you stay?
- What is the biggest opportunity for the company right now?
- What is the next step in the interview process?
Remember the questions you ask are part of the interview.
The company wants you to ask them questions. Asking the right questions can leave a good impression on the company or leave a bad impression. Always ask at least one question, but preferably two or three questions at an interview.
Asking questions to a future employer shows that you genuinely care. It shows that you are interested in learning more about the company, the position and that you want to be hired. Good Luck in your interview!!