Questions To Ask During An Interview - Question To Ask At A Job Interview
By Jenna Litchfield
During a job interview your going to be asked a whole lot of questions, naturally seeing as it as job interview.
But what are you going to say if they ask during the interview and they most probably will "Do you have any questions?"
The most common answer is no, or "I'm sure I will have more questions if I get the job"
To the interviewer these appear to represent that you are uninterested in the job and do not want to know anything about the company.
The employer will learn a lot from what you ask during the interview and will find out what you deem as important.
Sometimes though you have no idea what to ask, so you just say no, it is the wrong answer and a missed opportunity to find out information about the company you could be employed at, if you get the job it could be too late to ask questions.
So yes ask questions during the interview, they will love the fact that you have taken the time to ask them questions and that you want to know about THEM.
If you listen during the interview, you can ask the interviewers about certain things they mentioned and inquire about the company.
It is all about finding out information about the company before you accept the job if it is given to you, how would you feel going into a company and suddenly realizing "Oh no I really don't like it here why didn't I find out more!"
But never ask any questions during the interview about salary or benefits, it will look like you don't care about the job only the money, the interviewer will raise that subject.
So before attending the interview make a list of questions to ask, this can be helped by researching the company a little bit, and think to yourself "What do I want to know about this company"
And only ask questions during the interview that you are truly interested in, if not, the employee will definitely be able to tell.
The questions you will ask during a job interview will depend on whom you are talking to as well.
For example if you are talking to a hiring manager, ask about job qualities and challenges if it is a Human Resources manager, ask about the company and the department.
Management personnel ask about the industry and the future plans and projections of the company and if you know a lot about the industry show off your knowledge.
Some example questions to ask during a job interview:
Why did you choose this company?
How do you see me benefiting the company?
Is there room for potential growth and advancement in the company for the successful candidate?
Are there opportunities for the candidate to receive professional training or further education? Or
What are your company's perceptions on employees receiving further training?
Are there other job responsibilities or duties not mentioned in the ad?
If I have other questions may I be able to call you?
What do you see as the company's strengths and weaknesses?
How do you compare the company against the competition?
What will be expected of the candidate during the first year?
These are only a few questions that you could ask; they are there to give you an idea of what to ask an employer.
I hope this information helps you succeed in your job interviews and obtain that job you are after.
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