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Best Questions to Ask In a Job Interview

by Advisory Group

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In every job interview, the interviewer will ask you during or at the end of the interview if you have any questions. This is the moment for you to ask good questions in order to assess for yourself if you would be a good fit for this position. By asking questions, it also shows how interested you are about the job you are interviewing for, and it shows that you are willing to do the extra work to learn more about the company. 

Remind yourself it is a two-way street, you should be interviewing the employer just as much as they are interviewing you. Both sides need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit. 

1. Position and Day-to-Day Responsibilities Questions

Even though you read the job description, it does not always give you the big picture of what are the day-to-day tasks or responsibilities are. By asking a question regarding the daily responsibilities allows you to better understand the role, evaluate whether this position is suitable for you, and insight into the skills needed for this opportunity.

It can be stressful to join a new organization, with a new position, and a new work environment. This is why it is important to get a sense of the main tasks, responsibilities, and expectations so there are no surprises if you decide to join the company. Here are some questions to ask if you want to know more about the position you are applying for.:

  • How would you describe the responsibilities of this position?

  • How would you describe a typical day in this position?

  • What is the typical week like?

  • What are the biggest challenges of this job?

  • What are the most important qualities for someone to excel in this role?

  • What other member or department will I be working most closely with and can you tell me more about that relationship?

 

2. Company Values and Vision Questions

Another important question is regarding the company values, vision, and upcoming projects. These questions will help you assess if the company is a good fit for you. Below are some questions you can pick from for your next interview meeting if you want to know more about the company, and assess if you like their work culture. 

  • How would you describe the company values?

  • What are the company’s plans for growth and development?

  • What’s your favorite part about working at the company?

  • What characteristics do you look for in employees in order to represent those values?

 

If you would like more insight and tips on how to improve your interviewing skills, please contact one of our advisors today at 03-4540-1780, and we would be more than happy to assist you.