If you have an interview scheduled, it is important to have some questions ready for the employer.
90% of the time you will be asked by the employer “Do you have any questions at this stage?”
This is the time to show that you are not simply trying to get this job, but you are also interviewing the employer to assess whether this company and the position are a good fit for you.
Below are some ideas of questions you could prepare for your interview.
Questions to ask:
- “How would you describe a typical week/day in this position?”
- “What is the company’s management style?”
- “How many people work in this office/department?”
- “What are the prospects for growth, training and advancement?”
- “How does the company see itself changing and developing in the coming future?”
- “What are the top 3 objectives you would the successful candidate to perform after being hired? and in what time-frame?”
- “What are the short / long term objectives you would like me to achieve if I were to get the position?”
- “Where do you see the successful candidate in 5 years time within the company?”
- “How do you evaluate success within your company?”
- “How is success measured for my position?”
- “When can I expect to hear from you?”
Although it is important to ask questions in the interview process there are some limitations.
Here are some examples you should Not Ask;
- “What does this company do?” (Do your research ahead of time, research the company at the application process)
- “If I get the job what sort of holiday am I entitled to?” (Wait until you get an offer to mention prior commitments)
- “Can I change my schedule if I get the job?” (If you need to figure out the logistics of getting to work do not mention it at the point)
- “How much will I be paid and when?”
- “How soon will I be promoted?”
- “Did I get the job?” (Don’t be impatient. They will let you know)
This advice has been supplied by Joanne Munro
Joanne Munro is a CV writing expert in Brighton and Hove. Please click here for more information on Joanne Munro’s services.