In job interviews, you'll be asked questions (of course) and you'll be given the chance to make inquiries as well. Don't miss the opportunity to make a good impression, know more about the work involved, determine employer expectations, and gauge the odds of getting hired. Asking questions lets your interviewers know you're interested and that you've given enough thought about being in the company. What more, they'll help you decide if the job is really the one for you.
1. "What do you like about working for this company?"
You'll be able to deduce, from what your interviewer will say, what it is she values most and how she thinks. You'll then know if you guys are on the same boat or can be on the same boat.
2. "Where can this position lead to?"
The ambition you project is healthy, and ambition will always take you far. On another note, you'll know if the job is a dead end. (If it is, ask yourself if you can settle for that dead end.)
3. "What would be my top priority if I'm hired for this position?"
You'll know what to expect and focus on once you get to work, helping you then to make a good impression on your boss and colleagues.
4. "What are the challenges I might face?"
You can think of ways to prepare for these challenges to avoid them.
5. "How did others succeed in and from this position?"
You'll have a good idea of what you have to do and how you have to be at work, because you'll know what the company is looking for.
6. "Why did the person who had this position leave?"
You'll find out how the job can take its toll on someone, and what exactly could be a downside in the job or in the company. (Note that people take things differently and they prioritize different things, so don't let the answer put you off completely.)
7. "How would you describe the company's culture?"
If the company's culture carries significant weight in your decision making, this is important to ask. Are you okay with a cutthroat environment?
8. "Do you have hesitations about my qualification?"
It's important to open the floor for discussing your interviewers' reservations about you and what they think are your weaknesses. You'll then have the chance to prove yourself and assure them you can pull through.
9. "When can I expect to hear from you again?"
Some don't like asking this for fear of looking too eager or desperate. But this is a reasonable thing to ask because it's about your job or livelihood, and the fact is that your life depends on that. You have every right to ask it, and you have nothing to lose when you do. (If you're going to be rejected, it's for sure not because you asked this.)
Source: Business Insider
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