Interviews are very much a two-way street. Your potential employer is asking you questions to learn about you, your skills and experience. It is equally important to find out if the role is a good fit for you too. Preparing questions to ask your potential employer about the position and the company, will not only provide insight but help you to stand out from the crowd by engaging with the employer and displaying interest.
Your opportunity to ask questions typically comes at the end of the interview. It would be best to have at least two or three questions prepared that demonstrate your interest in the position, your drive to succeed in the role, and the fact that you’ve done some research on the company or industry etc. Try to avoid closed questions which result in ‘yes or no’ answers. Open-ended questions allow you the opportunity to find out more about the employer, engage and build a rapport in a short space of time.
Here are The Recruitment Alternative’s top five suggested questions to ask during an interview:
1 – Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
2 – What do you think are the most important qualities for someone to excel in this role?
3 – What is the typical career path for someone in this role?
4 – Could you describe the company culture and dynamics?
5 – What are the next steps in the interview process?
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