05 Sep 15 Questions you should ask during a job interview
Looking forward to a job interview? As much as you are prepared to answer every question being asked by your employer, it is important for you to brace yourself to ask your relevant questions to your potential employer too.
Always remember that a job interview is a two-way street. Both you as well as your interviewer are allowed and expected to ask questions. It is beneficial for you as in the whole process of asking questions, you are getting to know the company, their work culture as well as your potential employer. And by answering questions, you are giving way for your employer to learn about your skills set and your personality.
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of some of the questions that you can ask at the time of your job interview. Bear in mind that your chance to ask questions comes at the end of the interview. Also try as much as possible that your questions are open-ended, leaving more room for an engaged conversation with your interviewer. Avoid questions that can be answered in a yes or no or that demands too much of information reveal about the company at this stage.
Of the list we have prepared of some of the common questions types, be prepared to ask at least three questions, if not more. Your questions should revolve around your interest in the job as well as the company. Take a look:
- Have I been able to answer all your questions up to your expectations?
- How would you compare my application with all the other candidates who have applied for the role?
- Who is going to be my reporting manager?
- How big would my team be? And what is the company’s organisational structure?
- What is the history of the role? Is this position new or was it handled by someone else previously?
- What would be your short and long-term work expectations from me?
- How and by whom will my performance be measured?
- Who are the company’s top competitors? And in what way?
- What would be the growth prospects for me in the company?
- What, according to you, is the most exciting part about this role?
- What would be the working hours? Would there be any scope for overtime?
- What could be the biggest challenges for me in this job in the first 6 months?
- What are the company’s vision and values?
- Where is the company headed in the next 5-10 years?
- When can I expect to hear back from you and what are the next steps in the interview process?