Have Questions ready for the Interview - Go in prepared
When it comes to preparing and going for an interview – we’ve got you covered. But what happens when you get put in the hot seat?
What do you do when the interviewer asks if you have any questions for them?
Do you clam up or do you play it cool?
Well you definitely do not want to bluff your way through this part of the interview.
You can bet there are some other job seekers interviewing for the same job – so why would you want to bluff a thing when the competition is so high.
If it was to come to a tie between yourself and another job seeker, the interviewer will run through their notes of each interview. They usually take notes throughout the interview - including the questions you ask them.
Now some say there is no such thing as a silly question – but trust us when we say when it comes to interviews there are the right questions and the totally wrong questions.
Simply from your questions the interviewer can judge just how invested and interested you are about working there. For Example, take Candidate A and Candidate B – look at the type of question they ask and based on that – who do you think is truly interested in working with you?
A: Is there a Canteen?
B: What is the next step in the process?
Who would you choose?
B right? – Candidate A comes across as uninterested in the job and seems more interested in the benefits.
Candidate B is showing they are proactive and invites the interviewer to give them more information when it comes the interview process and perhaps how many other candidates they are up against.
So now you see where we are coming from – lets help you out with some good questions to ask your interviewer.
- What is it I could do that would impress you during my probation period? - This question shows that you are eager and looking to be able to prove yourself.
- What do you enjoy about working here? - Shows you are truly interested in learning the in's and out's the company has to offer and that you have taken the time to show a personal interest in the interviewer.
- What is the management style like here? - This allows yo to see just how you will be managed in the office - will you be micromanged or allowed to work off your own initiative? - It's a rather in depth question but again shows how eager you are.
- Can you run me through a typical day for this job? - This allows the interviewer to picture you in the role specifically and for you to get a better idea of what you will be doing in the company.
- Can you give me an idea of some of the challenges I would face in this position? - This question shows your planning ahead - that you want to come to the office prepared and ready for anything.