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Interview Questions to Ask the Employer

We got a great response on our post “Interview Tips: Questions” so we thought we would follow it up with a few examples of questions to ask the employer in your interview.

At some point in almost every interview you will have, the employer will ask “What can I answer for you?” or “Do you have any questions?” Since we all now know that not having a question to ask is a big interview no-no, what do you ask?

Some generic questions include:

  • How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?
  • How would you describe a typical week/day in this position?
  • What is the company’s management style?
  • What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
  • What do you like about working here?
  • What can I tell you about my qualifications?

While we hope these are obvious, here are the questions you should NOT ask:

  • What does this company do?
    • Do your research ahead of time!
  • If I get the job when can I take time off for vacation?
    • Wait until you get the offer to mention prior commitments.
  • Can I change my schedule if I get the job?
    • If you need to figure out the logistics of getting to work don’t mention it now.
  • Did I get the job?
    • Don’t be impatient! They’ll let you know.

 

 

Remember: “You aren’t simply trying to get this job – you are also interviewing the employer to assess whether this company and the position are a good fit for you.” – Alison Doyle, About.com Guide

Andrea

Andréa Venezio , Chief Executive Officer
(972) 232-7700 | andreav@sapphirehg.com

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