In an interview, you’ll be asked, “Do you have any questions for me?” This question is an integral part of their evaluation, so you need to be prepared. Make sure you stand out among your competition and impress your interviewer with these unique questions that show your interest in the job.
How Will You Measure My Success?
It’s a good idea to know the expectations of the job and the benchmarks and milestones. You want to hear how they determine if someone is successful in this role. Some companies will focus on hours worked while others will be more concerned with results. This needs to align with your goals as an employee.
How Long Has this Position Been Open?
Knowing how long a position has been open will help you determine if there are any challenges in the workplace. Based on their answers, you may find that the job has been available for a while and they haven’t found a good match. Or that there is high turnover in the position in general. These could be red flags.
How Often Do You Promote from Within?
While you know that promotions are earned and can take some time, you want to know if this company regularly invests in its internal team. If they hire outside candidates for high-level positions without considering internal employees, that could demonstrate high rates of burnout in their lower-level roles. The question gives you these critical insights and shows the interviewer your interest in how they work.
What Do You Love About Working Here?
This is a great question to learn more about the company culture. Your interviewer should be able to tell you some of the things that they like most about the company, benefits, work, and community involvement. If they struggle to come up with an answer, this may indicate a more extensive cultural problem. The interviewer will also see that you are interested in knowing more about their experience, which will be impressive.
Is There Anything I Could Add to Help You Make a Decision?
It’s also a good idea to make sure you’re giving the employer everything they need to make a decision. While you may feel confident about your answers, they may want some clarification about things but weren’t able to ask. If you jump in with this question, it shows that you can take the initiative and be willing to go the extra mile.
By asking good questions, you show your interviewer that you’re invested in the position & the future of the company.
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