What You Should be Asking the Person Interviewing You
When you apply for a new job, you may be stressed out about what questions the interviewers would ask you, and how you could answer them correctly. While it is important to answer these questions properly, do you know that another way to get the job is by asking proper questions?
Yes, it is time to turn the table around at your job interview. In order to get a better understanding of the position you are applying for, as well as the company that you might be working for, ask the right questions. Not only will this make you appear confident, asking the right questions may also impress your interviewers. Below are some questions that you can ask your interviewers during a job interview./p>
What skills are you looking for in an ideal candidate?
This question is a great way for you to see where you are at the moment. Your interviewers will most likely give you a list of skills and competencies that they are looking for. You can now have an idea of whether you are right for the job. It is also a great opportunity for you to reiterate your strengths, based on their preferences.
Do you have any concerns about my qualifications?
If you were playing poker, this question would be called a bluff. But do not worry, you will have nothing to lose by asking this question. In fact, you will appear very confident, the fact that you are courageous enough to ask this means that you are very secured about your skills and competencies.
Do you offer professional training or educational programs?
This is a question that makes the interviewers aware that you are on the lookout for ways to further develop your skills. By asking this question, it shows that you are thinking of staying long-term with the company, and that you will want to keep on improving your skills to contribute more.
Where is the company headed?
Always remember that while you are being evaluated by the company, you are also evaluating the company. This is actually a great way for you to assess if you really want to work for this company. If you are not satisfied with the company direction and plans, then you might want to rethink your application.
Moving forward, what are the next steps?
This gives you an element of control. By asking about the next steps, it shows that you are forward thinking and that you are pro-active and are interested in seeing results.
Of course, it is understood that when you ask these questions, you have to refrain from appearing arrogant. These questions can be gutsy, and you will need to ask them respectfully and sincerely.
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