Most people agree that the hardest part of the job search is the interviewing process. Sometimes it may feel like you’re being grilled under a hot light by Detective Jones of the Major Crimes Division; but by turning the tables and asking some essential questions of your own, you can engage the interviewer in conversation and address any unspoken concerns that they may have about you. But wait! There’s more! By asking questions of your own, you will be able to gather additional information that you need to evaluate the suitability of a position for you!
You don’t need to wait until the end of the interview; ask your questions throughout the interview as they fit into the flow of the conversation. Focus your questions on the position at hand—leave any salary and benefits questions you may have for a later time.
Here are a seven sample questions to consider:
- What are the main responsibilities of the position?
- Can you review the history of this position?
- What are some of the biggest challenges I might encounter?
- What do you think I need to accomplish to be successful in this position?
- What are you personally looking for in the successful candidate?
- Am I sharing the kind of information you need to make an effective evaluation?
- Do you have any concerns regarding my abilities to get the results that YOU want?
Use these questions as a guide. In the course of the interview, you may come up with a few of your own that are relevant to the position. Remember, if the interviewer does express a concern, address it and reassure them as to why you are the best person for the job!
As a nationally Credentialed Career Manager, Coach Kevin Tucker has been partnering with individuals like you for the last 25 years. Through the military, as a minister, a human resources executive, and finally as a career and life transition coach; he has continually been able to help motivated individuals find their calling in life! Check out more at http://ccubedcareer.com.