The standard interview process isn’t as one-sided as many job seekers think. Although it’s much easier when the person on the other side of the table asks all the questions, such an approach seldom results in a stellar interview. Instead, take some time to ask some questions of your own: the interviewer will appreciate your interest and, in most cases, they’ll be more than happy to provide you with answers.
1. What will you value as success for this job?
Questions like this give you a clear understanding of what is expected from your job performance on a day-to-day basis. If possible, ask for any specific metrics or key performance indicators (KPIs) that are tracked.
2. What do you like about the company?
This is a great way to get a feel for the new workplace before you even start your job. If their answer involves the employees themselves, it’s likely a team-oriented environment that values collaboration. Answers that revolve around day-to-day activities and responsibilities tend to be stricter and more deadline-oriented – but exceptions do exist.
3. What else could I share that shows me as a fit for that job?
This question serves multiple purposes. Firstly, it shows the interview that you are truly interested and passionate about the opportunity at hand. Secondly, it gives you a clear idea of what else the interviewer might be looking for – if anything.
4. When should I follow-up if I haven’t heard anything?
Finish your side of the interview by asking this question. It eliminates any guesswork on your behalf by giving you an exact time or date for the follow-up and it prevents you from coming across as unprofessional, disrespectful, or desperate. Moreover, it lets you gauge the interviewer’s interest in your profile; a prompt response indicates a successful interview while a delayed response or an extended timeline are signs that they’ll probably look elsewhere to fill the position.
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While the above questions are simple in nature, they can provide you with some valuable insight into the hiring process, what day-to-day operations are like on the inside, and how you can improve your odds of getting hired. For even more helpful hints or tips, or to bolster your job hunt with the help of the temporary staffing professionals at Mega Force, contact us today!