At some point in their life, everyone will encounter the interview process whether when applying for a job or going on your first date, you will be berated with questions designed to get to know you and extract information. You probably spend most of your time preparing for these questions, making elaborate stories to questions such as “What’s you biggest weakness?” Or “Where do you plan to be in 5 years?” (Both questions are indications of a bad interviewer, by the way).
However, the most important question that an interviewer asks you will be “Do you have any questions for me?”. This is not only your time to shine but also your opportunity to learn more about the person or company that you are going to be working for soon. If you get the role, you should know what you’re getting into.
Here are 3 questions you should always ask an interviewer at the end of an interview.
1. What is your favourite part of working here?
2. What can I do in this world to make your job easier?
3. Do you have any reservations or concerns about me taking this role?
Whether it’s a first date, first job or your dream job, these are the questions you need to pose in order to elevate you in the eyes of the employer. Remember that you should know what you are getting into, and there’s nothing worse that buyers’ remorse after 3 months of employment. Even a dream job and turn into a nightmare if it’s with the wrong boss or company. So, take the time and ask those questions that you need answered, and get the company to sell itself to you. You are worth it!
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