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October 30, 2017

A Quick Guide to Interview Questions

All too often we deem interviews to be somewhat of an interrogation session and we forget that they are also supposed to provide us with the opportunity to interview the company and possibly our future employer. 

Interview Questions
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It is imperative that you feel the company would be a good fit for you and that you would be happy working at the said company and with the assigned team. 

Asking questions is your golden key to finding out whether or not you would want to work at the said company, so take the opportunity!

Below is a suggested list of questions you can prepare for the interviewer once the interviewer has finished asking you their intended questions. This will also show the interviewer that you are interested in the role and would be likely to accept the offer if they decided to present one to you.  

  • What would a typical day in this role look like?
  • Please explain the company culture?
  • What would my personal growth prospects be within the company?
  • What are the growth prospects for the company?
  • Is this a new role?
  • What is the main reason for creating this role
  • What would be my main focus/ KPIs for the first 90 days
  • What challenges do you generally experience as a company
  • What is the management style of the company
  • How big would my team be and what are each of their roles
  • When is the start date of the new role
  • Can I meet the person I would be reporting to?
  • Who do you consider your top competitor and why?
  • What are the next steps in the interview process?

If you have any other questions you may want to ask then be sure to avoid the types of questions below. These questions may hinder the interviewer's ability to understand who you are as a person and may impair the relateable connection you are trying to make with your interviewer.

1. Avoid "me" questions

These types of questions include vacation time, working hours per week, salary and benefits to name a few. These questions can be addressed once you have been made a formal offer and are in the contract negotiation stage of the process.

2. Avoid bundling your questions

Rather ask one question at a time and allow the interview time to answer before asking the second question.

3. Avoid yes or no answer

These types of questions can impede the flow of conversation between you and the interviewer and create a sense of awkwardness during the interview.

3. Avoid overly personal questions.

This may make the interviewer uncomfortable and you will have plenty of time to get to know them once you start the job. 

I hope these few tips will help you to prepare for future interviews and help you land your dream job! 

Jaclyn Kruger By Jaclyn Kruger

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