Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Interview Questions for you to Ask!

Job interviewing is a two-way street. For the candidate and the employer alike, the objective is the best hiring match possible. The questions you ask in an interview are as important as how you answer the interviewer’s questions.
Formulating a list of questions is a good practice in preparation for any job interview. Most often, candidates do not know whether they will have another chance to ask questions about a job for which they are applying, so it is a good idea to go into the interview prepared to come out with job related questions answered.
Too frequently, the job search puts candidates into a position of near desperation to take the first job that meets their most basic criteria — it pays enough to get by. Therefore, less emphasis is placed on whether it is a good long-term fit than on whether the job can be “the one.”
Besides the questions you have already formulated, below is a list of others you might want to ask at your next interview. Some of these may not be applicable to all situations, so you can begin by deciding which of these are important to you.
About the Position
Why is this position open?
How often has the position been filled in the past three years?
What are some of the objectives you would like to see accomplished in this job?
What would you like to be done differently by the next person who fills this position?
If I were chosen for this position, what would be my top three priorities?
What are some of the more difficult problems one would have to face in this position?
How will you and the company evaluate / know if I am successful at this position?
About the Company
In your opinion, what products and services make this company the most successful?
Do you see any significant changes to the company in the near future?
What are the advancement opportunities for this position?
If it seems awkward to ask your question, you may consider beginning by asking, “May I ask you a few questions?” It is helpful to prioritize your questions, so that the most important ones get answered.
It is okay to have your questions written and in front of you as you ask them. Besides the questions above, you should ask specific inquiries about the company and this will show you have done your research.

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