As an interviewee it’s very important to have a list of valid question ready for the interviewer. It tells the interviewer that you are an interested and competent candidate. It also gives you a chance to assess your qualifications for the applied job and whether the job will be a good fit for you or not.
But you must know the difference between the right and the wrong questions otherwise you could lose a winning battle. To make sure that you are asking the right questions it is very important to do the following.
- Start preparing for the interview ahead of time
- Do your research on the company you are applying for
- Make a list of the questions you have in your mind so that you have enough time to assess whether they should or should not be asked.
Here is a list of questions that you must ask the interviewer.
- What are the responsibilities and roles of the position?
- Will there be any on job training? If yes then how long will the training period be?
- How would you describe a typical week/day in this position?
- Is there a possibility of relocation?
- Will travelling be a part of the job profile? If yes then how much travel is expected?
- Is this a new position? If not then what did the previous employee go on to do?
- What is the typical week’s work?
- Is overtime expected?
- Who does this position report to?
- How many people are a part of this team or department?
- Could you tell me about the organisation’s work culture and management style?
- What are the possibilities of growth and advancement in this position?
- How does one advance in a company? Are there any examples?
- As an employee of the organization what is it that you like the most?
- If you had an opportunity to change something in the organization then what would that be and why?
- Would you like a list of references?
- If I am given the job offer then how soon am I expected to be on board?
- Is there something in specific you would like to know about my qualifications?
- Do you have any reservations about my qualifications?
- When can I expect to hear from you?
You must keep in mind some of the questions you definitely must avoid asking.
- What does the company do?
- Can I get vacations if I get this job?
- If I get the job can I change my schedule?
- Did I get the job?
- Can you give me a feedback of how I did in this interview?
You are sitting in the interview because you want that job; make sure you only ask questions that favour your motive instead of making you look unprepared or unqualified for the job.