It’s often overlooked, but an interview is a two-way street.
Therefore, it’s important to prepare questions to ask your potential new boss so you can be sure that this is the right job for you. As well as this, not having questions prepared means you run the risk of seeming unprepared or uninterested.
So, let’s prepare some questions.
It’s important to limit any enquiries to your role and the company. The interviewer’s main objective here is to successfully fit you into the organisation; so consider the following questions:
- What responsibilities will be expected of me?
- How has this position become vacant?
- What type of person are you looking for?
- Will there be any training?
What challenges does the interviewer see in the role?
It’s important to get the person or panel interviewing you to talk about any possible challenges which may arise in the role. If you say the word ‘challenge’ and avoid the word ‘problem’ this will show that you are positive and will face situations with optimism.
Consider the following when talking about the company:
- Who are your major competitors?
- How are you ranked against your competitors?
- Ask your interviewer: How long they have been with the company?
- Which particular range of products are successful at the moment and why?
- Are there any plans for expansion within the company?
- What are the major benefits of a client entering into a contract with you?
As previously stated, the most important part of the interview is when you’re asked if you have any questions. If you have none, or perhaps only one or two questions, then this can show a lack of interest in the company and job role. Therefore, preparation is key – remember, It’s not only your answers that are important but how you place focus on key questions.
Hopefully, with our advice, the only question you’ll be left to ask is “When do I start?”
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