Friday, 14 March 2014

Best Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Back in November we posted that One Thing You Must do in a Job Interview is ask great questions, if given the opportunity at the end. If that's too vague for you, here are a few examples:

Getting a view of the future for the company
  • Where does the company plan to be in the next few years?
  • What training programmes are available to employees?
  • What would you say are the core values of the company?

Removing employers’ doubts and making yourself relevant for the job
  • What is the most important skill / character trait for this role?
  • How could the ideal new employee best complement the rest of the team?
  • What has separated the best from the average with previous employees?

Uncovering any potential problems related to the company and/or role
  • What are the challenges faced in the role?
  • What are the typical career paths for those who have been in the role previously?
  • On average, how long do your employees stay with you?

Ask about the working life there
  • What is the company culture like?
  • What is a typical day at the company like?
  • Who would you have to report back to?

Forging a relationship with the interviewer
  • How long have they been with the company?
  • Where did they work previously?
  • Why did they choose said company to work for and how long have they been there?

Bringing the interview to a close
  • What is the process following the interview?
  • When can I expect to hear from you touch?
If you're wondering which questions not to ask, we've listed a few examples for you here: Questions to NOT Ask in a Job Interview