Job interviews can be stressful. And While you should definitely make sure to answer all the questions you are asked in the most coherent way possible, it is also essential to ask the interviewer a few questions yourself. Here are six questions you should ask an interviewer.
1) Can you offer specific details about the position?
Asking about specifics during the interview is very helpful. It can give you a better idea of what the Hiring Manager is looking for. It is also a good way to make sure they are consistent with what was in the job description and not asking you to do more than you can handle.
2) What do you consider this company’s greatest accomplishment?
Hearing about the greatest accomplishment from a company gives insight on what the company values and what you personally can add to the company. It should reveal what standard of work a company expects from employees. Be warned though. If the interviewer does not seem passionate about the company’s accomplishments, it is probably a sign to stay away.
3) How does Management Set Employees up For Success?
It’s very important to find out what style of management a company adheres to. You want to make sure you are stepping into the right situation.
4) What is The Company Culture Like?
Company Culture will indicate if you are entering an environment you will be comfortable working in. If an employer sponsors company events such as outings, conferences and fairs, as examples, shows how important employee satisfaction is to upper management. You should also be able to get a good idea of whether it is a casual or formal atmosphere.
5) What Benefits Does Your Company Offer?
For some people, the benefits can make or break your desire to be a part of the team. It’s perfectly reasonable to ask whether a company offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension/401K, and what the cost would be for you, the employee. You don’t want any surprises when you get your first check.
6) What Is The Next Step?
The Most important Question of all! If you don’t ask, it might be an indication to the company that you are not interested in moving forward with the interview process. Don’t be afraid to find out whether things are moving in the right direction, or you should just move on to the next opportunity.