Five Great Questions to Ask in an Interview

It’s always advised to prepare a set of questions before taking part in a job interview – if you don’t then it can make you look disinterested in the role and the company. Here are some examples of good questions to ask at the end of your interview.

 

What does a typical day look like in this role?

One of the greatest questions to show your interest in the role is one that will find out more about it. Asking this will provide you with a detailed overview of what the job looks like, which will also help you come to your own decisions after the interview. This is also a good question to potentially notice any issues with the position that you may have.

 

What opportunities are there for training and development?

Employees that willingly undertake staff training and development are always sought out in a company, and so this question is a great way of showing the interviewer that you are indeed that person. If the company struggle to answer this question in any great depth then it might be a sign that there won’t be much progression or support in the role, and so bear this in mind.

 

What are the most important skills needed for this position?

This question is very useful for matching yourself with the job. If their answer is the skills that you have then that is great (and you can contribute that to the discussion). If they list skills that are completely out of your depth then maybe it’s time to look for a different role.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job role?

Employers love this question, as it gives them another chance to talk about the positives of their company and their role. It’s also a great question for the candidate, as it takes the focus off of you and your potential for the role. The answer to this question can really give away whether the company is right for you – if the interviewer seems positive and lively during their answer then it’s most likely going to be a great place to work.

 

When can I expect to hear from you?

Many people forget this question but it’s probably one of the most important, as there’s nothing worse than going through the interview process and then being left in the dark. Asking this question will offer reassurance to you as well as again showing interest to the employer, and highlighting any further parts of the process you may have to attend.

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