Questions to Ask
Interviewing is a glimpse into how you will assist in helping your potential boss/company succeed.
It’s a matching of requirements, experience and goals between you and your future employer.
Keeping these basic facts in mind will help leave a lasting impression on the interviewer.
It’s important to focus on the needs and preferences of your employer, and illustrate how you can contribute, and also demonstrate that you are somebody who is genuinely qualified and excited for the position.
Questions to ask your interviewer
1. What’s the biggest change your group has gone through in the last year?
2. What would earn me a “gold star” on my performance review?
3. What key accomplishments are expected of this role over the next year?
4. What is this company’s leadership style?
5. What are your top competitors?
6. What makes a person most successful at this position?
7. What was your start in this industry and what keeps you in it?
8. What’s the timeline for making a decision on this position?
9. If we have a very successful 2012, what would that look like?
10. How does the company / my future boss do performance reviews?
11. How do I make the most of the performance review process to ensure that I’m doing the best I
can for the company?
12. What would the “perfect” candidate look like?
Make a list of the questions that are most important to you. Asking questions shows you are interested more than just getting hired. Being inquisitive will cause the interviewer to take you more seriously as a future team member. Be sure not to overwhelm your interviewer with too many questions or concerns. Narrowing down and keeping questions concise help this process.