When you go on a job interview, you will obviously have to answer questions. However, at some point in the process, you will be given the chance to ask questions about the job and the company. When you do, make sure those questions are thoughtful and show you are truly interested in the position and becoming a valuable member of the staff.
Knowing what to ask can be difficult, but there are a few common questions you may wish to consider which will give you insight into whether you want the job and shows your interviewer you are a good candidate:
- What is a typical day like in this job? This question gives the employer a chance to paint a picture of what your workday will be like. You can find out whether the work interests you and take the opportunity to ask follow-up questions to show you are eager and engaged in doing the job well.
- What are the biggest challenges a person in this job will face? This gives you an opportunity to learn what the difficult parts of the job are so you are ready to take on these tasks. Asking about challenges also shows your potential new employer you are looking for ways to rise to the occasion and be successful.
- What do you think are the most important characteristics for success in this job? This question tells you what skills and traits the employer believes are most important. You can emphasize how you have exhibited those desired skills over the course of your professional life.
Make sure you research the company and can ask specific questions about the projects or company goals you learn about. By asking the right interview questions, you can get one step closer to being hired.
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