When you go to a job interview, it is important to prepare to answer tough interview questions. But, the interviewer shouldn’t be the only one with queries at a job interview. At the end of the interview, you will likely be given the opportunity to ask questions of the hiring manager you spoke to.
You’ll need to be prepared with questions, because this is your chance to find out if the company is a good fit and because the hiring manager may use the questions you ask to gain more insight into who you are as a candidate. Some of the key questions you may wish to ask include:
- Can you tell me a bit about the daily responsibilities of this job? This question shows you’re interested in finding out the specifics about the position. It will also give you insight into what your days will be like if you take the job.
- What do you think a candidate needs to succeed in this position? By asking this question, you show you are invested in meeting the company’s needs. You can also do a self-evaluation to determine if you have the important skills the employer is looking for, as there is no use taking a job you don’t feel you can succeed at.
- What expectations do you have for the person who takes this job? You want to ask this question to make sure the employer’s expectations of you are reasonable so you won’t be stressed at work by impossible expectations. You’ll also show you’re interested in adding value to the organization.
- Can you tell me a little bit about the company culture? Different companies have different cultures, and you want to make sure your preferred working style is a good match before you take a job. If you prefer a collaborative workforce and the company fosters an independent culture, the job may not be the best one for you.
By asking these questions, you show you’re truly interested in learning how you’ll add value to the organization if you’re brought aboard. You can impress the hiring manager with your eagerness to succeed and get a clearer idea of whether the job is right for you.
Of course, you’ll need to land an interview first. IES Custom Staffing can help you connect with companies hiring people with your skills and abilities. Contact us today to talk with our staffing professionals and find out how we can help in your job search.