When attending a job interview, you will most likely be given the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have pertaining to the job for which you are applying or about the company that you are interviewing for. You should always be prepared to ask a couple of short and brief questions.
Most people will simply say that they have no questions and will walk out the door. However, when you ask a potential employer questions, you may be showing them that you really value the opportunity that you have been given and that you are very interested in the position that they have to offer.
Most people will simply ask questions like, “how long before I know if I got the job or not,” or “I have a wedding to go to in 2 months. Will that be hard for me to get off?” Asking these types of questions is out of place during an interview. You are best suited to gain your answer to question number one by calling back in a few days after your interview and asking. As for question number two, it is best to put it on hold until you have gotten the job and know who your supervisor is so that you can speak to them directly.
Examples Of Questions To Ask During A Job Interview
One question to consider asking is “what is the dress code?” This allows a potential employer to know that you are thinking about the way in which you must present themselves while working for them.
Another good question to ask is “How many hours can I expect to work a week?” Once again this shows that you are curious and excited about the possibility of working for their company and that you are concerning yourself with scheduling.
There is another question that you may wish to ask once you have gauged the personality of the person interviewing you. One question that actually turns the tables on the interviewer is to ask them this: “Why should I work for your company?” If asked in the right tone, this question can be a great conversation starter. This allows the interviewer to see that you believe in yourself enough to actually question what their company can do for you. This question has been used to the success of numerous people who have attended job interviews of all types in all industries.
Finally, one other great question to ask is “what do you personally value in your employees and what qualities do you look for in your employees?” This once again shows an interviewer that you are curious about exactly what they are looking for and that you are also willing to learn these things and take notice of them so that you can make yourself a better employee. Questions like this are questions that your interviews may ask such as, “what are your 3 best qualities?” However, now you are turning the question around on them in order to get their opinion on the situation.
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