You saw a job ad that you said “just for me” and applied. Then they called you for a meeting. Everything is going great, but the critical period begins now. This is exactly when you find out whether you will be accepted for the job or if you really are “right for you”.
While the employer is trying to decide whether you are a suitable candidate for that company and position, you are taking a big step towards understanding whether the job is right for you in the interview. In business interviews, which are actually a two-way interview, the questions you will ask the person you are interviewing are important in resolving the company and what it will offer you.
Whether you have a ten-minute or hours-long job interview, each time you ask, “Is there anything you want to ask?” he is asked. However, candidates generally prefer not to answer this question by shaking their heads or staring at the ground. False! Because if you are going to give up other job offers and potentials and choose this place if you are going to advance your career in this company and if you are willing to give your years here, you should bravely convey all the question marks in your mind to the other side without fear.
You should pay attention when asking questions, is this company good enough for me? Is this company really good? As a matter of fact, the fact that the company you are meeting with is one of the leaders of the sector does not guarantee that it is a suitable career ladder for you. That’s why you should ask your questions based on yourself and your goals.
Here are some great examples of questions you can ask in an interview that will help you understand if the company you are interviewing is the right place for you.
*Can you tell me more about the daily responsibilities that this job entails?
This is your opportunity to learn all the details about the job to which you aspire, do not miss it.
*What do you think are the qualities that the ideal person should have to perform this role?
That question will help you learn more about whether you are qualified to do the job correctly.
*Who are the main competitors?
Before going to the interview, we should have studied the situation of the company and the state of the market in which it operates. With this question, we will be able to know the opinion of the company and show that we have been interested in investigating its situation. We can give a brushstroke on how we see the market, but always humbly and being aware that we will not know more than the company.
*What are the expectations that I will have to cover during the first month and the first year of work?
Research what work goals you should reach.
*Describe the culture of the company.
Finding out about the company’s work ethic and values will help you discover if you will fit into that work environment.
*What are the growth opportunities within the company?
Find out if you have prospects for promotion in the firm.
*What are the challenges facing the organization at this time?
By asking this question, you will discover in what way you can contribute your knowledge and skills to help overcome problems.
*In this company what do you like most about working?
Ask your interviewer about his own work experience in the organization.
*What specialization are the professionals looking for in this role?
Try to find out what specifically they are looking for academically.
*How do I compare to the other candidates for the position?
Although it is always recommended to be cautious when asking these types of questions, it is not wrong for you to do so.
*When would I start working if you choose me?
Asking for the start date shows our eagerness to start contributing to the company. In addition, we can add that we are looking forward to starting working with them and meeting future colleagues. It is a good way to end the interview. But we must never go overboard and give the impression that we already consider ourselves selected. We must be humble and aware that we are still just one more candidate.
About the industry in general ‘what are the biggest challenges you face?’ or ask for more information about potential roles. Good questions will reveal not only how the company works, but also whether you are suitable for this environment.