After sending out countless resumes to potential employers, you finally got a call back for a job interview. You are excited, and been preparing for this day. You have your outfit ready, and you been rehearsing the answers to the questions you think they are going to ask you. However, have you given any thought to what you’re going to ask your job interviewer? A job interview is a two-way street. You need to impress your potential employer, but they also need to impress you. After all, you don’t want to sabotage your career by working somewhere that has no growth opportunity or a high-turnover rate. Luckily all of our students get access to our career services team, where they’ll run you through mock interviews so you can be fully prepared.
Keep your questions professional, you don’t want to hurt your chances of getting the job by asking unprofessional questions. Asking the right questions will show your potential employer that you’re serious about the job role and took time to prepare. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, just use our guide to help you ask smart questions that will leave your interviewer impressed by your skills and qualifications. Without further ado, let’s get into the five questions to ask your job interviewer.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION
It is important to ask your interviewer about the requirements of the position. For example, you should ask, “What specific skills and qualities are important for this job role?” Asking this question shows the interviewer that you are serious about the job and are willing to give your best to the company.
ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY SUCCESS
It is important to ask the interviewer about the importance of the work you’ll be doing and its relevance to the success of the organization or company. You can ask your interviewer, “How is this job important to the success of the organization or company?” By asking this question, you’ll be able to determine if this job will benefit your future career goals.
THE PROBABLE JOB CHALLENGES TO BE FACED
You can also ask the interviewer about the different challenges you would have to face in this position. Discuss your past experiences and try to showcase your talent by pointing out the different methods you would use to tackle the problem. It is a great way to present your interest in the company and to show your strengths at the same time.
CONTINUED EDUCATION OR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
You should definitely ask your future employer if the company or organization offers continued education or professional training. You want to be able to gauge if the company or organization is interested in the career development of its employees.
You should ask the interviewer about their company culture. It is important for you to know if you are going to fit in at your new job. You want to know if it is a strict corporate environment with many rules and protocols or a start-up environment where employees are encouraged to ask many questions and to take the initiative to create new processes that will benefit the company in the long haul.
Again, if you are looking for more tips or would like to have a practice interview, check with our job placement department. Our dedicated staff members are there to help you any way they can.