Getting a job is no easy task at whatever level. But standing out when the time is right, is what draws a line between the job seekers and the champions. For most professional interviews, you will have one opportunity to ask the interviewers a question or two. This is a chance for you to know your potential employers better but also for the interviewers to really know the type of candidate they are going to hire.
Most people get lost or are too scared to ask anything but we are going to share 4 quick questions you could ask your interviewer and would give you mileage in the race:
Ask about what makes their job hard?
This is a thoughtful yet integral question you could ask. It gives you insight on the different challenges that employees face when working with the organization. Further, you will be able to gain insight on the company’s organizational structure while giving you understanding of the resources the company is putting in place to help its employees. Therefore you could ask;
- What is a challenge you are currently facing in this company or your role? A lead question from this would be:
- How is the company helping to tackle this challenge?
Ask about the positives of the company too!
While you want to know all the cons of an organization, it’s also important for you to understand the pros of working with the company too.What is a great day like in this company? It’s important to understand the company you intend to work for; is it increased sales the makes everyone happy and fulfilled or is it a company retreat that leaves everyone energized and ready to achieve goals and objectives.
What are some of the things you do as a team?
This is a very important aspect that gives you glimpse of the company’s organizational culture. Is it an every-man for himself company or a team oriented company? This will give you a view on the possibility of your forming great working relationships with colleagues.
Ask about their personal connection to the work they do:
For example; what drew you to work with this company? Here you will get a feel of how passion interlinks with achieving company goals and objectives. It gives you a peek of how engaged or satisfied employees are to the company X.
Note that asking these types of questions does not mean asking for integral/ private company information but rather are general based questions that give you and overall idea of your prospective next employer.