These Are The Best Questions To Ask A Future Employer
At the end of any interview, you are almost always asked if you have any questions for them. How many of you say, “Uhhhh”, twiddle your fingers, then get nervous and say, “Nope.”? This happens to plenty of interviewees all the time and we are here to change that. When going into an interview, you want to have specific questions ready for the company you are interviewing with. Depending on the company and position, your questions will vary. Create a couple questions directed towards the company that only they could answer. Then always ask these generic questions below that can be used in every interview. These questions will help you get an idea of how the company runs, their challenges and your opportunities in the company.
Don’t go into an interview ever again without having these questions ready for your future employer. Ask these questions with confidence and don’t be afraid to take notes down while they are answering them. This will show your intense care for this upcoming position you are interviewing for.
What are the companies day-to-day operations?
Before your first day on the job, you want to have an idea of how the company operates. By asking them about their day-to-day operations, the interviewer can give you a good idea of what to expect. This will not only help you think about how your routine will be but how your co-workers routines will be like.
What are your expectations for someone in this role in the first 6 months?
By asking this questions, you show your interviewer that you are already preparing to complete upcoming work tasks. Even if they only give a month or two of expectations, you will already be ahead of the game. You can brainstorm how you will meet these expectations before starting the job.
Are there any challenges the company currently facing and how could I help if placed in this role?
This questions may get some push back. But asking the question shows you are willing to help solve challenges to help better the company. If they do not engage in this question, don’t worry and move onto another question.
Are there opportunities for growth?
After asking the tough question of the companies challenges, ask about the opportunities of growth. You want to know what those opportunities are to help rise in the company. Showing your interest in new opportunities will show your interviewers your passion for doing better.
What are the next steps?
This should always be your last question. Whether the interview was a hit or a total bomb, this will help you find out when your next interview is or if they will be calling you. No matter what, you always want to follow up. That shows signs of someone who knows how to interview.