What are the Best Questions to ask during an Interview?

January 29, 2013 | Topics: , , , | READ 0 COMMENTS & JOIN THE DISCUSSION

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image23129891Job interviews work both ways. They’re your opportunity to see if the position and company are right for you.

Asking questions allows you to demonstrate your interest, passion and intelligence for the position. Questions also provide a great marketing opportunity, so you need to think about why you are asking the question (to seek or give information, clarification, testing?), what type of question to ask (closed, open, hypothetical?) and know the consequences of each (factual information, opening up discussion and potential questions back).

Here are some questions about confirming whether you are the right ‘fit’ with an employer or job:

• What is the best thing about working here?
• What is the most challenging thing about working here/this role?
• What are the prospects for (further) progression or internal mobility?
• What is the predominant management or leadership style here?
• How do people have a voice in your organization /this department?
• How would you describe the organizational /departmental culture?
• What excites you about the future here / in this department?

Questions about the job or role:
• How will you support or invest in me so I can be at my best?
• How much autonomy/responsibility/accountability will I have?
• What support is there for dealing with difficulties?
• If I got the job, where would you expect to see me in ‘X’ year’s time?
• What is the question you want me to ask right now?

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