12 Questions to Ask During your Job InterviewAugust 2022
You know you’re going to be asked questions when you go in for a job interview. But are you prepared to ask some questions? We recently learned of a LinkedIn article that shares 12 strategic question possibilities and offers this interesting tidbit: “In many cases, the interviewer is looking for the candidate to ask questions at the end of the interview, and these questions can help them determine if the candidate is a good fit for the position.”
It also stands true that asking the right questions can help you determine whether the job is a good fit for you.
Questions can be divided into a variety of categories, including asking about the job, the company culture and the next steps. Doing your research on the company and the job opening can give you an advantage in the process. It can give insight into what type of employee you would be for them while allowing them to showcase what they have to offer.
At the very least, asking questions and being curious set the stage for a productive conversation, which could turn into a mutually beneficial professional relationship.
And if you’re about to ask when we’re going to get to the questions to ask in the interview, that’s a good question. Let’s get to it. The first six questions are specifically about the job.
Question #1: “Can you describe a typical day in the life of someone in this role?” This can lead to a discussion about job duties, the daily workload and even info about lunch hour and break routines.
Question #2: “What personality traits do you feel an employee needs to be successful in the role?” This is a good way to get a feel for the vibe in the office and what to expect when collaborating with others on projects.
Question #3: “What are the most important milestones you would like to see a newly hired employee meet within the first three months?” Knowing what is expected of you can play a major role in succeeding from the get-go.
Question #4: “What is the performance review process like and how do you measure performance?” Employees and employers don’t always define success the same way, so you must be aware of how you’ll be evaluated and what’s expected.
Question #5: “Can you tell me about the people I’ll be working with?” While it might not matter if you’re all fans of the Twins and Timberwolves, getting along and working well with co-workers are key components of successful teamwork.
Question #6: “What challenges does the team currently face?” This is almost the jobseeker’s version of the “What’s your biggest weakness?” query. The answer can be very revealing and might give you an opening to show how you’ll help overcome those challenges.
The rest of the questions revolved around company culture and the hiring timeline. (This list of 175 questions can also help you prepare for the big interview.)
Question #7: “If you had to choose one word to describe the work culture, which word would you choose?”
Question #8: “Can you tell me about the company values?”
Question #9: “What annual events does your company host?”
Question #10: “Has your company incorporated any remote work policies?”
Question #11: “What are the next steps in the interview process?”
Question #12: “When will you make a hiring decision?”
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