Have you recently been invited for a job interview? If so, guess you are very excited. When it comes to starting a new career or getting a new job, the first step to success is an interview. The major problem is that a number of interviewees end up making disastrous mistakes during job interviews. Not asking any questions is one of those mistakes. My advise to you is don’t do this. The impression given by not asking questions is that your are not a leader but just a follower. That impression is definitely not the type that you want to make. The following are some of the best questions to ask during an interview.
Questions you should not ask a
During an interview when it comes to asking questions, you may be wondering what sort of questions you should ask. Before investigating the type of questions you going to ask, it may be a good idea to focus on the kind of questions that you should not ask. I advise you against asking questions to do with pay or raises. The interviewer should be the one that should bring up the salary question. If and when salary is talked about, you can ask about raises, but it is advised that you avoid doing so, at least right away.
In line with questions that you should not ask, a number of employers give their job candidates information about their company, like a link to the company website or brochure. You should carefully study all of the information given to you, whether that information is in print or online. This will definitely make you avoid asking questions that you already know the answers to. When you were given detailed history information on the company, asking a question about the history of the company gives the impression that you did not study the materials given to you. First impressions count and this is not the type that you want to make.
Questions that you should ask
Now it’s time to focus on some questions that you can ask, ones that are considered “safe,” to ask, since now you know some questions to avoid during a job interview. One of those questions is on the average workweek or workday. For instance, ask if you were hired for the job, what would your workdays or workweeks be like? What sort of tasks would you be required to work on?
Questions about the company
During interviews another question that you can ask is about the company’s future? How does the organization rate against the competition? Do you have any plans for expansion? These are good questions that show that you want to work for a successful organization, one that will be in existence for a long period of time. Questions on the the stability of an organization gives a good impression of yourself, as it often means that you are also searching for stability.
You can also ask the interviewer some personal questions, but don’t be too personal. For example ask them about what they like working for the company. What level did they start at and when they started working for the company. If they got promoted, ask if it was to some extent easy to do? Does the organization hire new employees or tend to promote from the inside? This will make your interview more memorable since you will get on a personal level with the interviewer.
The questions mentioned above are just a few of the many that you may want to ask an interviewer. When asking questions, in all honesty you are advised to use your best judgment. But it is critical that you do ask at least some.
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