A lot of job seekers are faced with the problem of knowing what questions to ask at job interviews perhaps due to the anxiety of getting the job or a fear of the recruiter.
Here is how you can get the most out of you job interview by asking these questions of your future employer.
What Skills Do You Expect An Ideal Candidate Of The Job Should Have?
While you most likely read the job description before you applied, by asking this question, you get more details about the position.
Your employer will be able to provide more details, regarding what the job entails. Also, if your employer mentions something that you didn’t talk about, you have a second chance to provide answers.
What new skills will I be learning in this position?
This question indicates that you’re signifying that you don’t know everything, but that you’re willing to learn. It also shows that you understand having the skillset is equally, if not more, important than having the knowledge or impressive resume.
How do you measure employee success?
Knowing what a strong employee looks like will give you a better understanding of what your expectations are. Asking this question is also a way of showing your employer that you are serious about the job and willing to work to be successful there.
How will this position change in a few years?
This question will give you information regarding the direction the company is moving and what the employer expects from you. By asking this question, it also shows that you are interested in staying with this company for a long time and growing there.
What do you enjoy most about working here?
This question will allow you to get to know the company and your employer on a personal level. If the person interviewing you struggles to answer the question, take note, that could be a red flag that they aren’t happy with their job.
How does the company plan to grow or what recent successes have they had?
Ensure that you have some information about the company before asking this question.
You can mention a recent change they made or a new product that they just launched. That will show your interest in the job and commitment to the company.
This question gives your employer a chance to talk about how they have achieved their goals and where they see the company moving in the future, providing you with information of whether or not you’ll fit into helping reach those goals.
What is of utmost value to the company?
Learning about the company’s values will help you to see if you’re suitable for the job. It also shows that you are willing to work to uphold those values.
After the interview you may have an understanding for what your position entails and who your boss or supervisor will be, but you also want to have a feel for the company that you are representing.