Five key questions to ask during interview:
Every job interview you go to will end with the interviewer asking if you have any questions, a lot of people get stuck for words here and simply say they don’t have any – but try to avoid doing this – asking questions will help demonstrate your interest in the Company and the role you’ve applied for!
What do you like the most about working for the Company?
This question is a great way to get an insider’s view of the Company, it also lets you gain a bit of control as the recruiter will need to sell themselves and the Company to you!
Will there be the opportunity for me to take on further responsibility in the future?
This shows you have ambition – something all recruiters are looking for! It also shows that you’re willing to work hard and are interested in developing your skills and knowledge further.
Can you tell me a little bit more about the day to day responsibilities of this role?
When you go for an interview it’s important to remember that it is an opportunity for you to find out more about the role you have applied for and decide whether or not you’ll enjoy working there – so finding out what you’ll actually be doing all day is key!
What type of approach do you have to managing your staff?
The way a Company is managed can have a big impact on your day to day work life – we all know what kind of management style we respond well to and what we respond badly to – if you hate being told what to do all the time you won’t want to work somewhere where your Manager will constantly be breathing down your neck all the time, so it’s always good to know what you’re getting yourself into before accepting a role.
When can I expect to hear from you and what is the next step in the recruitment process?
This question is more for you than them, it’s always good to leave with a clear idea of when you’ll hear from the employees and what will happen next if you’re successful. It will also stop you standing by the phone all week waiting for some news.
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