After weeks of job searching you have landed an interview and are trying to figure out how to make a great first impression.
Well, the first thing that you should know is that interviews are not just for the interviewer to determine if you are a great candidate for a position, but also for you to find out more about the position and identify if you are a good fit for the role. In order for you to make this decision you will need to ask numerous questions regarding the position, your performance reviews, training methods, the entire team, your work schedule, among other questions during the interview and I suggest asking at least these 15 questions.
- Why is this position available?
- What are the main daily tasks?
- Will I have any direct reports?
- What should be accomplished in the first 90 days?
- What are your performance expectations?
- How will my performance be evaluated?
- How often will my work performance be evaluated?
- How exactly will I be trained?
- Do you offer professional training or continuing education?
- Will I be collaborating with a team?
- How many individuals work in the department?
- What are the growth prospects?
- What challenges can I expect?
- Will I be expected to travel?
- Will I be expected to work overtime?
Yes, these are a lot of questions but, once again, it is important for you to ask these questions since you will be able to identify if you should accept a position within a company. Also, asking these questions will assist you with determining your salary expectations.
In addition, whenever you are interviewing you should make sure that you have an engaging conversation with the interviewer since this will show your interest in the position. However, you should not ask questions that can be found through online research.
Iris Hunter is the owner of Résumés By Iris and can be reached at www.resumesbyiris.com.