10 Questions You should learn to ask Future Employers
Here are 10 questions that you can ask future employers. I came across this list a few years back. Not sure exactly where it came from, but I wanted to share it with those of you out there looking for employment.
1) What skills and experiences would make an ideal candidate? This is a great open-ended question that will have the interviewer put his or her cards on the table and state precisely what they are looking for.
2) What is the single most significant problem facing your staff and would I be in a position to help you solve this problem? This question not only shows that you are immediately thinking about how you can help the team, but it also encourages the interviewer to envision you working at the position.
3) What have you enjoyed most about working here? This question allows the interviewer to connect with you on a more personal level, sharing his or her feelings.
4) What constitutes success at this position and this for-profit or non-profit firm? This question shows your interest in being successful there, and the answer will show you both how to get ahead and, whether or not it is a good fit for you.
5) Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications? You’ll show that you’re confident in your skills and abilities.
6) Do you offer continuing education and professional training? Showing that you are interested in expanding your knowledge and ultimately growing with the employer.
7) Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with? This question also tells you about the people you will interact with daily, so listen to the answer carefully.
8) What can you tell me about your new products or plans for growth? Do your homework on the employer’s site beforehand and mention a new product or service its launching to demonstrate your research and interest.
9) Who previously held this position? This seemingly straightforward questions will tell you whether that person was promoted or fired or if he/she quit or retired. That in turn, will provide a clue to whether there’s a chance for advancement, employees are unhappy the place is in turmoil, or the employer has workers around your age.
10) What is the next step in the process? It shows that you’re interested in moving along in the process and invites the interviewer to tell you how many people are in the running for the position.