18 Good Interview Questions To Ask
Most interviewees spend time thinking about and preparing for the questions they will be asked in a job interview and how they should answer.
What very few jobseekers spend time thinking about is the questions which they should ask in an interview!
But if you want to be one step ahead, you must.
In this article we'll tell you why and give you some good questions to ask.
Why Do I Need To Ask Good Interview Questions?
Always have at least one good interview question to ask your interviewers.
Because if you have no questions, your interviewer may think either of the following:
- That you think you already know everything there is to know about the company or position (which of course you can't, since you don't already hold the job).
- That you are not that serious about the position, since you have no questions for them, thus displaying a lack of interest.
You don't want your interviewer to think either of these things which is why you should have at least one good interview question to ask your interviewer.
If you're at a loss for ideas, here are a few good interview questions to ask
Good Interview Questions To Ask
- What are the organization's plans for the future?
- What is the primary focus of the company this year?
- What do you like best about working for this company?
- What would the company describe as its strengths?
- How would you describe the culture of this company?
- Other than those we have already talked about, what are the duties entailed by this position?
- What do you project in terms of growth for this role in the future?
- How many others in the company perform the same role?
- How have the duties of this position evolved over time?
- What will training be like? Will it be purely on the job?
- How long is it typically before new hires are fully prepared for their duties?
- Who will perform my training? Will it be a colleague who has filled this position previously?
- What opportunities exist for advancement within the company?
- Does this company actively promote the development of staff?
- How have you personally progressed in this company?
- By what criteria will my performance be measured?
- Are there incentives for good job performance?
- How often will my job performance be assessed?
You'll notice that a fair number of these questions are addressed to the interviewer personally. Don't be shy about asking them. As well as offering you useful insights into the company, they demonstrate your interest in the interviewer as a person and an employee. This helps to establish a rapport with your interviewer.
And finally, you should neither ask no questions nor too many questions. Keep your questions to those which will affect your choice of whether or not to accept the position should you be offered it. Ask no more than 5 questions -- less if time is at a premium.
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