Sunday, April 21, 2019

Interview questions. What to ask.

Ok you have worked hard to get the interview. Polished how you are going to answer questions,
but what about the questions you should ask?

In the interview your questions give you an opportunity to understand the culture, the work environment
and how your potential manager or team interacts.

It’s your opportunity to see if you want to take this opportunity.
The last thing you want to do is end up in a job you are going to hate from day one.

These are some things I like to know before I start a job.

It’s a good idea to know what you will be doing on a daily basis, weekly, or monthly.
Questions to ask:

  • What will my daily work load be like?
  • What kind of projects will I be working on?
  • What is a typical day?

I always like to know the work environment and culture I will be going to.

Questions to ask:

  • What will be my major challenges someone will face for this role?
  • Do you expect the position to change in 6 month to a year?
  • Are there opportunities for advancement or professional development?
  • What other departments will I be working with?
  • What is the team like? What do they do well?
  • How has the company changed from when you started here?
I always like to ask the team doing the interview a few questions.
Questions to ask the interviewer(s):
  • How long have you been with the company?
  • Why did you choose to work here?
  • Have you had other roles within the company?
  • What do you enjoy most about working here?

When the interview is coming to a close you will want to know a few things.

One of the questions I like to ask.
  • Do you have any concerns about my experience or skills not being a fit for this role?

Other useful questions to ask.
  • What are the interview next steps?
  • Is there any additional information you require?
  • Can I answer any other question?

There are a lot of blogs and books written on how to ace the interview. Do a bit of research on the company, ask questions, be genuine and find the environment you will excel at.

132 ENG Inc.
Shane Calder Principal,
132 ENG is an exclusive Engineering and Technical Services Company, providing placement and recruiting services.

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