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4 smart questions you can ask at your next job interview

The assumption is that when we go to a job interview we are the ones being interviewed. However, there is always that part when the interviewer becomes the interviewee and the commonly dreaded question comes: do you have any questions for us? 

I don’t know you, but I normally blank at that point. I have been so focused on making a good impression that I have forgotten to check if I am impressed by them. Now, I am mentally exhausted and still a bit nervous: so what should I ask? 

In this blog, I would like to give you some inspiration for questions that you can ask at a job interview to both reassure your future employer that you are a good candidate and for you to assess if you are in the right place for you – which is just as (if not more) important.

What are the growth opportunities in the company?

This particular interview question positions you as a person committed to your career, and what is more important, shows your intention to grow with the company. Most employers know the value of having a committed employee. At the end of the day, hiring is labour intensive and training someone takes a lot of resources.

On your side of the coin, depending on the answer you can assess how advantageous it is for you and your career position in that particular company and how focused they are on happiness and employee satisfaction. 

(growth illustration)

What will you expect of me?

This question is in a way a declaration of intentions. It shows that you are a person that cares about the tasks ahead and has an interest in providing value to the company. I would recommend that you are precise in your question. Talk about objectives, timelines and real expectations.

The answer to this question can give you an insight into how organized the company or the department is, what they value and prioritize and the nitty-gritty of the daily operations.

What would be the first project I would work on?

If you are stuck on what to ask, this question is brilliant. Show your commitment and your willingness to join them as soon as possible and your desire to get started. Also allows for the employer to picture you already in the position.

For you, it can be a good way to picture yourself in the position and get excited about the prospect of it. Understand the types of customers and projects you will be working with.

Why do you work here?

One of the things I realized over the years is that most people enjoy talking about themselves. Asking this type of question builds a perception of closeness and camaraderie. This question requires a personal response and opens to bonding. Pay attention to the subtle clues as they will give you lots of insights about the company and the manager.

Understanding the culture and values of the company will help you have a better idea if the company shares your views and how you would feel if you were to join the company. It can also give you an insight into the possible progression you can have within the organization. All golden nuggets in my opinion.

Conclusion

Those are just some of the possible questions you can ask them, but there are thousands more that you can come up with when you start your juices flowing. Remember interviews are not one-sided. Also that it is better to make an informed decision before you jump ship. Remember to have both perspectives when you are preparing for the interview.

I wish you the best of luck in your interview. You got this! But if you want more options to look at here at the Hub we have our email digest that you can subscribe to any time. Direct personalized offers every week or whenever you need them.

Remember you got this! Good Luck.

4 smart questions you can ask at your next job interview

The assumption is that when we go to a job interview we are the ones being interviewed. However, there is always that part when the interviewer becomes the interviewee and the commonly dreaded question comes: do you have any questions for us? 

I don’t know you, but I normally blank at that point. I have been so focused on making a good impression that I have forgotten to check if I am impressed by them. Now, I am mentally exhausted and still a bit nervous: so what should I ask? 

In this blog, I would like to give you some inspiration for questions that you can ask at a job interview to both reassure your future employer that you are a good candidate and for you to assess if you are in the right place for you – which is just as (if not more) important.

What are the growth opportunities in the company?

This particular interview question positions you as a person committed to your career, and what is more important, shows your intention to grow with the company. Most employers know the value of having a committed employee. At the end of the day, hiring is labour intensive and training someone takes a lot of resources.

On your side of the coin, depending on the answer you can assess how advantageous it is for you and your career position in that particular company and how focused they are on happiness and employee satisfaction. 

(growth illustration)

What will you expect of me?

This question is in a way a declaration of intentions. It shows that you are a person that cares about the tasks ahead and has an interest in providing value to the company. I would recommend that you are precise in your question. Talk about objectives, timelines and real expectations.

The answer to this question can give you an insight into how organized the company or the department is, what they value and prioritize and the nitty-gritty of the daily operations.

What would be the first project I would work on?

If you are stuck on what to ask, this question is brilliant. Show your commitment and your willingness to join them as soon as possible and your desire to get started. Also allows for the employer to picture you already in the position.

For you, it can be a good way to picture yourself in the position and get excited about the prospect of it. Understand the types of customers and projects you will be working with.

(project illustration)

Why do you work here?

One of the things I realized over the years is that most people enjoy talking about themselves. Asking this type of question builds a perception of closeness and camaraderie. This question requires a personal response and opens to bonding. Pay attention to the subtle clues as they will give you lots of insights about the company and the manager.

Understanding the culture and values of the company will help you have a better idea if the company shares your views and how you would feel if you were to join the company. It can also give you an insight into the possible progression you can have within the organization. All golden nuggets in my opinion.

Conclusion

Those are just some of the possible questions you can ask them, but there are thousands more that you can come up with when you start your juices flowing. Remember interviews are not one-sided. Also that it is better to make an informed decision before you jump ship. Remember to have both perspectives when you are preparing for the interview.

I wish you the best of luck in your interview. You got this! But if you want more options to look at here at the Hub we have our email digest that you can subscribe to any time. Direct personalized offers every week or whenever you need them.

Remember you got this! Good Luck.

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