Job Hunt Tips: Interview Questions You Should Ask

October 4, 2012  |  

Probably the toughest part of getting a new job is the interview process. It’s not only what you say during the interview but how you end the interview that can determine if your land the job or not.

According to CBS Money Watch, there are several questions you should ask as the interview wraps up. “Toward the end of a job interview, there’s always a moment when you’re asked if you have any questions. It’s tricky. You don’t want to sound too pugnacious (will they think I’m too aggressive?), but neither do you want to pass on the opportunity (will they think I don’t have a mind of my own?),” reports CBS Market Watch.

The questions you should ask:

1. Why did you want to interview me? Learning specifically what is in your resume that attracted a company’s interest gives you a sense of how the organization, and other potential employers, view your talents.

2. Why is this job important to the business as a whole? This should give you a sense both of the company strategy (if there is one) and of where this job sits in the pecking order.

3. How would you describe the best people you have in this company? This is a covert way of determining company values.

4. Are there any internal candidates for this job? If there are, and you get the job, watch out! If there aren’t, why not? Professional development may not be what this company is best at.

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