Being called for an interview can sometimes make a person feel anxious. One thing to keep in mind is that an interview does not primarily focus on asking you all the questions. This is also an opportunity for you to interview the company. The following series of questions are best to ask during your next job interview before accepting your next position.
Are there any other questions I can answer for you?
Could you explain your organizational structure?
Could you provide me with some background about your company?
Does your company take risks?
How do you see the future for this industry?
How have various types of decisions been made?
How much guidance or assistance is made available to individuals in developing career goals?
How would you describe a typical week/day in this position?
How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?
How would you describe your culture?
How would you describe your managerial style?
If I am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?
If I were to start tomorrow, what would be the top priority on my to-do list?
Is there anything that stands out to you that makes you think I might not be the right fit for this job?
Is there anything you have seen in the other people on the shortlist that you have not seen in me?
Is this a new position? If not, what did the previous employee go on to do?
What are some of the skills and abilities necessary for someone to succeed in this job?
What are the company’s strengths and weaknesses compared to its competition.
What are the day to day responsibilities of this job?
What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
What can I tell you about my qualifications?
What can you tell me about your new product or plans for growth?
What do you consider to be your firm’s most important assets?
What improvements or changes do you hope the new candidate will bring to this position?
What is the company’s management style?
What is the organization’s plan for the next five years, and how does this department fit in?
What qualities are you looking for in the person you are hoping to appoint.
What scope is there for personal development at your company?
What would you say are the top two personality traits someone needs to do this job well?
When can I expect to hear from you?
Would you like a list of references?
The following infographic outlines the proper form of etiquette to use when having an interview. Extra tips for pre and post interviewing are included.
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