5.What Can You Tell Me About The People I'll Be Working With?
Once hired, you'll be part of a team, maybe even part of more than one team. So find out who they are. Indicating that you'd like to hear more about the people you'll be working with lets the employer know that you understand the primary importance of relationships. What are the positions, and who are the people in them, with whom you'll be working on a daily basis? Is the team relatively stable, with a core of long term employees (a good sign)? Has the size of the team been growing in recent months or years? Are there other people working under the same job title as the position you're applying for? Will one of these people be training you? Are roles between team members tightly defined, or do people naturally gravitate to the task they like best? Is it the kind of place where people stick closely to their job descriptions, or does everyone pitch in to get things done in a crunch? Once again, the answer to these questions will give you an idea of the workplace culture (and the subculture of the particular team you'll be working with) and will help you know if it's the type of place where you want to work.
Once you have a feel for who your co-workers will be, expand the question to ask how this team fits into the department, and the overall structure of the organization. This will give you a feel for how the pieces fit together and what other ways your skills might benefit the company. You are also letting your perspective employer know that you're interested in the big picture, in knowing how you doing your part serves the whole of the organization.
4.What Changes Do You See On The Horizon For This Position? For The Department? For The Company?
While preparing for the interview, you familiarized yourself with the company's history and public profile. Has the organization been in the news recently for skyrocketing stock prices, changes in top personnel, the introduction of an exciting new product line, or (hopefully not) layoffs? If it feels appropriate, show you've done your homework and mention some of these things now. Compliment the company on the positive changes that have been happening.
However, your web search probably told you more about the company's past than its future. So ask your interviewer what new opportunities and challenges they expect to see the company facing in the next few years. Then drill down and ask the same question for the department you'll be working in, and for the specific position for which you're applying. The answers to these questions will shed light on the stability of the position you're applying for, as well as the long-term goals of the company. It will also help you understand how your perspective position and department fit into the big picture. Most importantly, however, when you ask about the future, you are letting the employer know that you plan to be in it for the long haul.
3.What Qualities Are You Looking For In The Ideal Candidate For This Position?
The job description, which hopefully you received, tells you what skills and experience the employer is requiring. But they are hoping for more than they're requiring. And in addition to skills and experience, they are looking for certain behaviors, abilities and soft skills. Furthermore, unless it is a new position, the employer will know how previous people who held the position did and how their abilities and experience served them in this particular job.
Having the employer spell out exactly what they are looking for means that they have to consider precisely what they do and don't want. They may reveal shortcomings of previous employees giving you a chance to assure them that you will not fall into the same trap. And of course, you get a precise, detailed description of what qualities, skills and experience you need to demonstrate. Finally, asking this question sets the stage for establishing clear expectations. This will initiate a positive communication pattern with your (hopefully) new employer and improve the odds of fulfilling their expectations.
2.Do You Have Any Concerns Or Reservations About My Qualifications Or Abilities? Are There Any Other Questions You'd Like To Ask Me?
A job interview is a two way street. As the session progresses, you will be learning about your perspective employer, just as they are learning about you. If you feel that this is the job you want, then as the interview winds down, you'll want to put any reservations the interviewer has to rest. Remember, they may be constrained in what questions they can ask by strict rules imposed by Human Resources. So open the door for them. Find out if they have any specific concerns and answer them!
Would they like a list of references? Have one on hand to give them. Do they think you're a wonderful candidate except for the fact that you don't have any experience doing xyz? Explain to them that you when you worked for ABC Incorporated, your duties included tasks that, while different, used the exact same type of skills. They just told you what the ideal candidate looks like, so take the opportunity to make sure they can see that that's you. Are you fresh out of school and lacking in real world experience? Play up your enthusiasm, your flexibility and the fact that you are a fast learner. Highlight the ways in which your school success demonstrates the same qualities (that you're a hard worker, a self-starter, motivated, etc.) that will make you an excellent employee.
1.When Can I Start? (Or At Least – What's The Next Step?)
If you get to the end of the interview and know that you've aced it, smile up at the interviewer and ask when you can start working. Of course things are rarely that simple, and they will probably launch into a description of the process rather than giving you a date. That's okay. You need to know what the process is and if there's any more information you need to provide.
How you end the interview will be as memorable as how you started it. Asking what the next step is, and getting specific details, will not only show that you are assertive and anxious to start working. It will provide you with an idea of what to expect and a time frame so you don't go crazy not knowing. So feel free to ask, “When do you anticipate making a decision?” Will they finish interviewing all the candidates today, or will the process continue into the next week? Will the company inform you of their decision either way? If not, who should you call to follow up with? When are they hoping to have the new employee begin working? There may be several post-interview steps (reference and background checks, etc.) which have to take place before a decision can be finalized. Knowing this will help you feel less anxiety as you wait for the job offer. Finally, as you leave, thank the interviewer, or each member of the interview panel by name. Smile and let them know, you'll be in touch. This could be the start of a long term working relationship… So, you did your homework. (The fact that you're reading this list means you're doing some now. Good job!) You researched the company on and off line. You prepared questions and answers, and presented yourself as a competent, confident professional. What's next? Waiting. And keeping your spirits up. Looking for a new job is one of the most exciting things we do. But it can also be one of the most discouraging. Sometimes you may feel like you're on a rejection marathon. So be extra good to yourself when you're job hunting. When that phone call comes, you may find that your dream company is declining to hire you. If that's the case, thank them for considering you and ask if they have any feedback as to what would make you a better candidate. It may be that they give you just the tip you need to secure an even better job the following week. On the other hand, your stellar performance in the interview may win you a lucrative job offer. Congratulations! Enjoy your success. You've earned it!
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