You're sitting across the desk from a prospective employer following, what you would call, a superior interview - some of your best work.
The interview is drawing to a close and you can't wait to get out of there so you can pump your fists in the air in the privacy of your own car. She asks you if you have any questions for her before you go. Uh-oh. You forgot to prepare any. You know leaving without asking the right questions about the company will make you look disinterested in the position - but you can't think of any information you didn't already cover when the two of you went over the job description and corporate culture at the beginning of the interview.
Not to worry, little blooming starlet - we have you covered.
We've grilled the Web for the answers - erm, questions - and have found what we consider to be among the most stand-up suggestions of what to ask in an interview before you, well, stand up to walk out the door.
Who knows - you may even be offered the position before you stand up, just for asking some of these enlightening queries.
8 questions to ask at the end of an interview:
- What can I help to clarify that would make hiring me an easy decision? (Business Insider)
Um, can you start now please?!
- What is the single largest problem facing your staff and would I be in a position to help you solve this problem? (Forbes)
Only that it needs more people like you asking more questions like that.
- How does the company measure success? (Inc)
With the success of its staff - which you'll clearly fall right into.
- This job sounds like something I’d really like to do - is there a fit here? (Monster)
There certainly is now.
- Why did you choose this company? (Undercover Recruiter)
Why, how congenial you are, dear.
- How do you feel about the company's recent move to _____? (The Muse)
(Insert applause for the candidate who did her research).
- Who's your ideal candidate and how can I make myself more like them? (Business Insider)
Whoever she is, you just blew her out of the water.
- What concerns/reservations do you have about me for this position? (Business Insider)
Now that you've asked - none.
Okay, you busted us - our answers may have been a tad on the optimistic side of things. Real interviewers will provide thoughtful answers to your questions and will enjoy the opportunity to do so. It's the candidates who have the courage and gusto to ask the provocative questions that will stand out at the end of the interviewing process.
Getting the job done
Keep your head high, be vocal, and don't be afraid to start commanding the interview. Once you're done showing off why you're the best candidate for the position, make sure you capitalize on the opportunity to demonstrate what a proactive addition you can be to the team. That's what really makes an interview superior.
by Golden Girl Finance
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