It’s finally your turn! Your interviewers have asked their final question and you’ve been asked if you have any further questions. What do you do? The current state of employment for job seekers is quite difficult, trust me I would know. Nowadays if you want a job, you have to do a lot of preparation. You can’t only nail your interview questions, you must also come armed with the right questions to ask your potential employer. Your questions should :
Asking specific questions can give you an edge over the rest of the competition. It is no longer enough to simply have the skill set, if you want the job, you have to take every opportunity to stand out. Below I have listed a few questions that can be applied to any field and position. Furthermore, these questions demonstrate your understanding of the organization and show how you can be an asset to them.
In a previous post, we provided specific interview questions that every woman should ask, see post here.
1. I understand that this position may require some internal collaboration, what kinds of processes or systems do you have in place that would support the individual in this role in working collaboratively?
2. If hired for this position, what would be the top priority or most important task I should accomplish within the first 60 to 90 days? How would you measure success within the 1st 60-90 days? Are there any particular tasks or projects that need immediate attention?
3. I know that this position requires me to lead a team, what would you say is the primary area of concern that may need to be initially addressed with the staff?
4. Who would be my immediate supervisor? And what is their management style? How would do they anticipate reports and communications updates from me?
5. Would this role require budget management or is that a separate department’s responsibility?
6. My development goal is to further my ________ and _______ skills… do you think this role will allow me to enhance these skills?
7. What are some of the professional development opportunities that you have available to employees and how do you invest in your current teams?
8. Why is the current employee moving on? What would they describe as their challenges and highlights in this role?
Hope these questions help you and Good luck on your job hunting journey!
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