5 Interview questions you should be asking
by, 20th April 2012 at 10:27 PM (1850 Views)
Let’s face it; job interviews can be extremely intimidating. Oftentimes, you’re so intent on giving the right replies and acting appropriately, that you forget to do one very important thing — ask questions. It might not seem like that big of deal, but in reality, it’s a great way to affirm that you absolutely want the job. Here are five questions that you should definitely plan to ask during your next job interview:
1) What’s your management style like?
This is an important question to ask, especially if you’re being interviewed by your potential supervisor. Do they go for more of a hands-off approach? Or are they actively involved in every single step? This will help you decide if your particular style of tackling a project will fit with this company.
2) What’s the company culture like?
By asking this question, you can find out about the dress code, rules on punctuality and attendance, proper conduct, and most importantly, how the company views its employees. Is the company more of a revolving door, with employees only staying for a short time period? Or does the company do its best to hang on to its employees by offering unique benefits?
3) Can you give me a few examples of the kinds of projects that I might be working on?
This is your opportunity to shine. Once your potential supervisor starts listing tasks, you can discuss all of the reasons (i.e. work experience) why you’d be able to accomplish them all relatively easily. This is also a good time to ask questions about techniques, available resources, and so on.
4) If I decided to take this position, what would you like to see me accomplish in the next 6 months?
This is a great way of showing that you’re 100 percent committed to being successful at this job. Also, if you have any ideas on tasks or goals that you’d like to see accomplished, this question will serve as an excellent jumping off point to discussing your ideas.
5) What’s the next step?
It may seem simple, but by asking this question, it shows that you’re eager to get started. Also, you can follow up this question by asking for your interviewer’s business card, so you can make sure to stay in touch and follow up at a later date.