An interview is a two way street. It’s not only a time where the interviewer is trying to determine the right candidate, but it’s also a time where you, the candidate, has the opportunity to ask questions that will help you decide if this is the right position for you. If you have landed an interview, there are some important interview questions you should ask yourself as well as the interviewer.
Interviews are a tough part of a job search. Your nerves get to you, you have to prep, you have to put your best foot forward and pitch yourself to employers. You’ve come to the end of the interview and you’ve answered endless questions about yourself and why you’d be a good fit for the role, and you’re feeling pretty good about the interview. But what’s next? The employer has one last question for you….
The biggest thing job candidates can do for themselves is prepare at least 3-5 questions for the interviewer. Be prepared for when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks “So, do you have any questions for me?” To avoid struggling through a few questions you can think of off the top of your head, here are some smart interview questions to ask the interviewer hat will impress and give you some kudos for being prepared:
Welcome to our candidate focused weekly blog. This week we are focused on the interview, how to prep for it and what to do afterward.
- Ever walked out of an interview feeling like you got the job, but then didn’t hear back? Assuming the worst is the last thing you want to do. Companies work on different timelines than candidates and can have various reasons for a delay. [AOL Jobs]
- In this day and age, it’s important to prepare for oddball questions and interview curveballs. Helpful prep tips include: sharing ideas that can be implemented right away, trading the fluff for straight-forward conversation and gaining first hand experience with a company’s product. And while you’re at it, make sure that you prepare relevant stories of moments where you persevered. For example, write down real-life examples that can answer the following question: “Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up, how you felt about that, and what you did instead?” [Mashable & INC] Continue reading