You’ve made it to the interview stage and you’ve prepared your answers for some of the questions the recruiter may ask you. But what about the questions which you should be asking the employer?
Most candidates forget that a job interview is a two way process where it’s important to find out as much information about them as they can find out about you.
To enable you to learn more about a company, take a look at our guide on some of the questions you should be asking during a job interview…
Is this a new or an existing post?
If this is a new role which has been created, it will give you a clear indication that the company is growing; as it is likely that they require additional staff to manage their increasing workload. If you are interviewing for an existing role; it will give you an insight if the previous employee has been promoted or changed roles for another reason.
What would a typical day be like in this role?
By asking this question, it will ensure that there are no surprises if you are successful and land the role. The interviewer’s response should outline your general responsibilities and what the company expect you to achieve on a daily basis.
What are the biggest challenges which the department faces?
This question demonstrates that you are already thinking about the team and how you can help them. It may also help the interviewer to envision you as a member of the department.
Why do you like working here?
By asking this question, you can get a real insight into the company culture and judge if you would be a good fit for the team. It also gives the interviewer the opportunity to connect with you on a more personal level and will give you a real insight of a current employee’s job satisfaction.
What training programmes are available to employees?
This is your opportunity to find out about any progression or training schemes which the company may offer. By asking this question, it will demonstrate that you are eager to learn, which will make you a much more desirable candidate.
What are the company’s plans for the future?
This is a great question to ask as it illustrates that you have a real interest in the business as a whole and not just in the vacancy. You will also be able to gage if the company is growing and maybe able to find out more information about their clients or customers.
When can I expect to hear from you?
Finally, don’t forget to ask this question at the end of your interview. It will demonstrate that you are eager and enthusiastic but it will also give you the peace of mind while you wait for a response from the employer.