Getting an interview can seem like one of the hardest parts of the job searching process. But once you get there, job interviews can be nerve racking. They determine whether you move forward in the hiring process, or get tossed in the no pile. To stand out during interviews, here are the top 5 questions you should ask during every job interview.
Who will I be working with? The person interviewing you is most likely the person you’ll be working for. While this is important, it’s also good to know who you will be working with. You can learn about how large the company is, what departments you’ll be directly in contact with, and your daily communication expectations.
What do you like most about working here? The answer to this question can be a big deciding factor in whether the position or company will work for you. If they give tons of reasons, that’s good. But if they pause and have difficulty answering the question, you may want to reconsider your decision to move forward.
What’s the company culture like? Interviews let companies know whether you’re a good fit for their job opening and company. It can also tell you if the company is a good fit for you. Pay close attention to how they describe the company and their colleagues.
What’s the most important skill a person in this position needs? It should tell you right away whether you’re a good fit for the post. If you’re a temp, seasonal, or intern, this can clue you in on what wasn’t mentioned in the job description.
What are the next steps? It’s critical to know what to expect, and what you should do next. Should you follow-up in two weeks? Will they let you know their decision? Will there be a follow-up interview? Ask.
What questions do you ask in every job interview?