5 Best Questions to Ask on an Interview

November 16, 2020

Job Interviews can sometimes leave you feeling anxious, but with proper preparation an interview should just feel like a normal conversation with someone new. An interview is not only about showcasing your skills and what you can bring to the company, but also to make sure the job is a good fit for you and your needs as an employee. When properly prepared with the right questions to ask you’ll know if the job you’re interviewing for is the right fit for you. Here are our top 5 questions to ask on your next interview:

  • What would be the best thing a person in this role could learn to tackle in the first 90 days of employment?

    Asking this questions should give you a better understanding of what the hiring team is looking for in their new role and also what expectations of this role may look like on a day-to-day basis.

  • How would success be measured in this role?

    The answer to this question is helpful, not only if you accept the job, but also to give an understanding of a role in that field or position. You’ll also be able to gauge the level of appreciation and reward a company has for their employees.

  • What are some characteristics of someone who would perform well in this role?

    Having this answer can help you know if your personality and characteristics are in line with the position.

  • What is your favorite part about working for this company?

    Asking this question can give you important insights on how a current employee feels about the company allowing you to engage with the interviewer in a casual way. Based on their responses you can follow up with how your personality or skill set would be in line with their feelings and experience with the company.

  • How would you describe the company culture or values of the company?

    This is a very important question to ask to know if the culture of the company is something that you have been searching for. You want to also be sure that the company values are similar to your own so that you can be most successful in the position and have passion for your position.

Key Take Aways

Remembering to ask these few questions while you’re on an interview can not only give you important insight into the position and company culture, but you’ll also be able to gauge whether the position is what you’re looking for while showing the interviewer your interest in the position, company, and industry. Always remember in an interview to keep things casual and natural and that you’re interviewing the position and company just as much as they are interviewing your skill-set.

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