If you’ve recently been contacted for a job interview, you will likely know that an interview is often the first step in gaining a new job. If you’re experienced with being interviewed and have had multiple interviews in the past, you might be familiar with common interview mistakes and things that can have a negative impact on the interview process.
One of the common mistakes that are made in interviews is not asking any questions as this can give the interviewer the impression that you’re not a leader and can demonstrate a lack of interest or knowledge in the company. One of the best ways to establish the type of questions that you should ask during an interview is to determine the types of questions that you shouldn’t ask in an interview, these questions include asking about pay raises and when they kick in and depending on the company and the interviewer, questions relating to the salary.
Prior to attending an interview, it is advised that you thoroughly research the company that you are interviewing at so that you are prepared for any questions that you might be asked. If you research the company it can allow you to ask well researched questions and will demonstrate your knowledge and preparation.
As you will need an understanding of the job role at the company you are interviewing at, it is advised that you ask questions related to the average working day and further information surrounding what the job entails and the tasks that you would be required to complete.
To show an interest in the company and to highlight that you have an interest and have researched the company, you could potentially ask about the future of the company and other related questions such as how the company compares against competition as this can show that you are looking for stability in a job vacancy.
Additionally, you could potentially ask the interviewer questions relating to their experience with the company and how they have found working at the company as well as questions related to your opportunity to advance.
Overall, using your best judgement and guidance from this article as well as others will provide you with the tools that you need to have a memorable and successful interview.