Questions to Ask in an Interview

Questions to Ask in an Interview

Questions to ask in an interview

A job interview is a two-way process. It not only allows the employer to find out more about you and your personality, skills and experience; but also permits you to find out more about the role and the company. After all, you need to be confident that the job and the company is right for you before you sign any job offer.

Some of the questions you can ask in an interview include:

What does a typical day involve?
This allows you to gain a full picture of the scope of the role, and to find out which business functions you would need to work with.
What future opportunities might there be for the postholder?
By asking about roles you might be able to move on to in a few years time, you can demonstrate your enthusiasm to progress within the organisation. Smaller companies have limited opportunities for promotion, and if your prospective line manager is conducting the interview, they may not want to hear that you want to be promoted! It may therefore be best to ask about sideways moves the postholder could make in the years to come.
What is the best thing about working here?
What tasks will the postholder face in the coming months?
This allows you to find out if there are any major projects or initiatives coming up that you could be involved with.
Do you still have any concerns about my suitability for the role?
A job interview will never cover everything, so if the interviewer then suggests s/he still has reservations, you can give examples of why you believe you can allay their concerns.
How might the role evolve over time?
This allows you to find out what additional tasks you may be asked to undertake in the near future, or to find out about any planned corporate re-organisations.
What further professional qualifications would be useful for this role?
Some qualifications are mandatory for certain roles, but by asking about others that are optional, you can demonstrate your ambition.

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