A good interview is not just clever answers to any question a recruiter throws in your way. When an interviewer ask you, Is there are any more questions you want to ask? He’s not just being well-mannered or decent with you. He’s trying to guess whether you’re informed, interested and engaged about what you want. This question is also an important opportunity to help you decide if the job and company best fit for you. Remember once you have stepped into the office you have to be prepared. Here are some questions you forgot to ask about in an interview:
Question 1: Clarify your fears.
Your first move should be to ask anything about the position that hasn’t been covered or discussed in the interview (Not questions you’d know the answers by looking at the job description or company profile).
Example for questions could include:
- what does a normal day look like here?
- what are the main threats that someone in this position would face?
- how will I be trained? How will my performance be reviewed?
- what are the performance expectations of this position over the first year?
- what are the most immediate or important projects that need to be addressed?
Question 2: Make them Feel comfortable with you to remove their doubts.
Then, ask questions that will let you to talk about any strength or activities you didn’t cover in the interview, or to make sure that you are sharing with the interviewer the same types of behaviour and personality they are looking for. “Ask what kind of person they see perfectly fitting the job”. It’s good to be clear on exactly what they are looking for and whether you are the perfect for the job that they want. Once they answer, you can explain why you’ll be a good profile for the company. Some ways to express this:
- what are the skills and experiences you’re looking for in a perfect applicant?
- what attributes does someone need to have in order to be really successful in this position?
- what types of skills is the team missing that you’re looking to fill with a new hire?
- is there anything that concerns you about my background being a fit for this job?
Question 3: Asking tricky questions.
This can be difficult to do it diplomatically, but asking questions about turnover, culture, and growth opportunities during the interview process can prevent horrible surprises that u may face later. Questions you could ask include:
- What is the company society or traditions look like?
- Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
- Where is the last person who held this job moving on to?
- Where have successful employees previously in this position progressed too?
- What are the career paths in this department in the company?
Question 4: Where will the company be in the future?
Asking questions about the growth of the company and its employees is a good idea for two reasons. “Because It gives a good point of view on what their values are and how you may or may not fit with the company”. Also, asking about the future of the company and opportunities for your own growth shows that you’re dedicated and excited to learn. You can ask:
- where do you see this company in the next few years?
- what can you tell me about your new product or plans for growth?
- what training programs are available to your staff?
Question 5: Create a connection or bond with the interviewer.
When in doubt, ask the interviewer about himself or herself. Ask interviewers about their journey in their career, such as what field they were working in before and how they improved themselves to where they are now. People love talking about themselves. In addition, if you have similarities, it creates a bond between you and them. But be careful not to get too personal, and pay attention to how the interviewer reacts. Try questions like:
- how long have you been with the company?
- what did you do before coming here?
- why did you come to this company especially?
- what’s your favourite part about working here?
Question 6. Summarize what you said.
At the end of the interview, don’t forget to ask about next steps. First, say again that you’re interested in the position (assuming you are still there), and ask the following questions about what’s next in the hiring process:
- what are the next steps that will be in the interview process?
- is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?
In the end, and as already mentioned in the previous blogs, a job interview is not a nightmare or a horror movie that raises your anxiety. The story is all about that you need to be well prepared for a job interview. You can follow the tips on Jobzella to learn more regarding interviews work.
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