Questions to ask in an interview

21 questions to ask during an interview that will make you stand out.

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One of the sure-fire ways for a potential employer to place you as a promising candidate for the job is to ask questions. However, your questions don’t always have to be about the job itself. They could be about the person who’s interviewing you, the job opportunities, or the history of the company. This shows that you are interested in the company and the future of it already. Asking questions puts you ahead of other possible employees and shows your team player attitude. Here are some of the best answers that you can ask an employer during the interview for a better chance of getting your second one an eventual job offer.   About the job itself:
  1. What are some of the biggest challenges that this position would bring?
  2. What does a typical day at work look like?
  3. What are the most important projects that need to be addressed the soonest?
  4. May I ask why the last person left the job?
  5. What mistakes have people made in this position that you want me to watch out for?
  Training and development:
  1. What training programs are available for employees?
  2. Where have previous employees in this position progressed to?
  3. Are there opportunities for advancement in the industry or the chance to develop professionally?
  4. How do you conduct the performance review process?
  5. How often should I be formally reviewed?
  6. How long does your recruitment process usually take?
  7. How does the company measure performance for its employees and in this role?
  What to ask about the Interviewer:
  1. Has your role changed since you’ve been here?
  2. What did you do before this?
  3. What’s your favorite part about working here?
  4. What did you do before you came here to work?
  Questions about the company
  1. What are your plans for growth in the next few years?
  2. What gets you out of bed every day to come to work?
  3. What are the current goals of this company and how doesn’t the team’s plan of executing them?
  4. What is the work culture like here?
  5. Can you tell me what the team is like?
  Tip: Don’t ask too many questions though, you don’t want to appear that you haven’t done your research of the company before going into the interview. And make sure you give at least two questions that fit these standards:
  • You’re interested: Ask about the company, interviewer, tasks that will need immediate attention and special project opportunities.
  • You’re impressed: Ask questions that elicit more than just a yes or no answer. Ask deep questions.
  • You’re insightful: Ask about the company’s future, struggles, and opportunities.
Follow these rules and question choices and you will for sure stand out in your next interview. After shaking their hand and thanking them for their time to interview you don’t forget to send a thank-you email any later than twenty-four hours after the interview! If you are interested in an interview with us at The Talent Corporation and are experienced in the trade force, give us a call or email us for an interview. And if you want more helpful posts like this for the better chance of getting that job then subscribe below.


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