The interview is a two way communication. The employer always expects you to ask him/her questions regarding the company and its procedures. Preparing the questions to ask the potential employer at the interview would help you to be sure that the job you are interviewing for is the right job for you.
The smart questions at the interview help you have an image of the candidate who is very much interested in the job and the company. The candidates are given the chance to ask questions to the interviewer at the end when you can make up your mind and definitely you have a bunch of questions to ask. But most of the candidates end up not asking any questions.
Some of the questions that you can ask at the interview are as follows:
Please tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
If you ask this at the interview, you would have a chance to have a glance at the responsibilities that you shall be performing at the organization if you got selected. Learning more about the daily responsibilities, you will have time to absorb the specific skills and strengths that you will have to address at the job.
What do you think are
the most important qualities for someone to outshine in this role?
The question about the important qualities to excel in the job role shall give you a chance to occupy and fulfill the company culture and expectations.
What are your
expectations for this role during the first 30 days, 60 days, a year?
You can find out the employer’s expectations for the title holder in this position for the first 30 days, 60 days or a year.
Describe the culture of the company.
The culture is the practiced value you shall be working with for the whole time at the organization. And this question will help you figure out whether you are a good fit for the job and the company or not.
What are the biggest
opportunities facing the company /department right now?
The question reveals that you are keen to seize the opportunity and want to learn more about the company.
What are the next steps in the interview
The question about the next step shows that you are proactive and willing to prepare for the upcoming process for the job. Also, this provides the information that shall help you to follow up appropriately.
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