What You Should Ask During a Job Interview
If you’ve ever been on a job interview, and experienced the embarrassment of having your mind go blank when the interviewer(s) ask, “Do you have any questions for us (or me)?”
Trust me I know exactly how you feel because I’ve been there once or twice earlier in my career. Luckily, after over a decade of working for both corporate and small businesses in various industries, I’ve become very familiar with the types of questions you as a job candidate should ask at every interview. When you ask questions, you are increasing your chances of standing out from the competition, and proving to the interviewer just how interested, and serious you are about the job position. Trust me…..this alone can go a very long way.
A hiring manager or recruiter is interviewing you to determine if you’re a potential candidate for the job position. At the same time, you’re there to determine if the job you applied for is really a position you can see yourself in. In other words, you’re interviewing them as well. So don’t shy away from asking questions, it’s what you are there for to begin with, and what they should expect of you anyways. So don’t ever hold back from asking questions. Just ensure that you do it with confidence and professionalism.
Below are a few common questions that can help you prepare in advance for your upcoming interview:
1) Can you please give me a brief description of the responsibilities and duties of the job on a daily basis?
2) What would be a typical daily and/or weekly schedule or routine for this job position (or simply just state the job position you’re interview for: Administrative Assistant, Paralegal, Mechanic, Store Manager, etc.)?
What would a typical day be like working at this company as a (Job Position) on a daily basis? In other words, what should I expect my routine to be like during my work hours?
3) What kind of characteristics are you looking for in the candidate for this (name job position)?Continued on the next page