Friday, May 16, 2014

“Your Questions to the Employer in an Interview are Equally Important” says Study

It's important to remember that every interview is a two-way process. You should be interviewing the employer just as much as they're interviewing you because you both need to be convinced that the job would be a great fit for the both of you.  
So, towards the end of the interview if the interviewer asks you if you have any questions, DO NOT say NO.  Instead take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned and in sync with theirs. 
The very process of asking questions completely changes the dynamic of the interview and the hiring manager's perception of you Asking questions also gives you the opportunity to discover details that you might not have otherwise explored.
It’s advised that you must ask at least two to five questions and if you don’t you will appear disinterested, less intelligent than a prospective employer would like. You should have at least five questions prepared, though, in case your original two are answered through the course of the interview.
Asking smart, engaging questions is imperative, in fact your questions can make or break an interview,
Here are 5 important questions you should always ask in a job interview, if they weren't already answered. This will help you to get a better sense of the role and the company.
  1. Who held this position previously? Why is he/she leaving the role?  
  2. How do you evaluate success here?
  3.  Will I have an opportunity to meet those who would be part of my staff/my manager during the interview process?
  4.  What distinguishes this company from its competitors?
  5. Is there anyone else I need to meet with?

It’s just another interview; give it your best shot :) 

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