Asking questions during an interview can impact the outcome. Wanting to know more about the company or role shows engagement in the conversation. The desire to learn demonstrates self-direction and motivation. These are qualities that managers look for when deciding which candidate to hire.
Ask questions like these to stand out during your next interview.
1. Where Do You Anticipate the Company to Be in One Year?
Show that you are forward-thinking and invested in the organization’s success. If plans for growth are in the works, there may be additional leadership roles available for you.
2. Which of Your Main Competitors Are You Most Concerned About?
Demonstrate that you know the company’s top three competitors from your research. Show your interest in tackling some of the biggest problems head-on.
3. After Taking This Role, What Have Employees Moved on to Do in the Organization?
Look for a potential career path with the employer. You want opportunities to grow and get promoted.
4. How Do You Define Your Leadership Style?
The way the manager leads impacts their employees’ success. You need to be properly managed and rewarded to stay long-term and advance.
5. Does This Role Require Any Tasks Not Listed in the Job Description?
There typically are responsibilities beyond what the job description mentions. Gain a clearer idea of what to expect if offered the position.
6. How Do You Help Your Employees Manage Their Mental Health and Work-Life Balance?
Learn how the manager promotes health and wellness among their team. You want to avoid experiencing burnout if you start working for them.
7. What Are the Most Important Milestones for a New Hire to Accomplish in the First Few Months?
Demonstrate that you see yourself in this position. Find out how you can begin setting and reaching goals to benefit the organization.
8. Does This Role Include Ongoing Training and Education?
Clarify that knowledge and professional development are important to you. See how well the manager and the company support employees’ personal and career development.
9. What Are the Top Soft Skills Required for This Position?
People skills are important for any role. Knowing whether communication, empathy, problem-solving or other traits are prioritized lets you share stories that demonstrate you have them.
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