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The best questions to ask in an interview

The best questions to ask in an interview


Okay so you've made it, you've finally got an interview! Now it's time to think about the perfect questions to ask in your interview, which believe it or not is probably the hardest part, as the first part is usually your potential employer asking you questions to learn about you and your skills, sounds straight forward right? Once that's done, they then pop the question "Do you have any questions?"and you freeze. 

So now you're probably wondering, how do you come up with these smart questions that show you're the perfect hire? Well look no further, here are a couple of top tips to guide you through your interview journey: 

1) What are the next steps in the interview process?

This question shows that you are eager to move forward in the process. It will also help you gain important information about the timeline for hiring so that you can follow up appropriately.

2) How would you describe a typical day and week in this position?

This gives chance to learn as much as possible about the role so you can decide whether this is a job you really want. By learning more about the day-to-day tasks, you will also gain more insight into what specific skills and strengths are needed and you can address any topics that haven’t already been covered.

3) What’s the best thing about working at your company?

Ask your interviewers personal experience for additional insight into the company’s culture.

4) Describe the culture of the company.  

Are you a good fit for this particular organisation? This question can help you you decide if you're going to be comfortable with the culture and the dynamic of the company.

5) How is progession monitored within the company & how have they progressed within the company? 

Asking the interviewers personal progression in the company can help you gain insight into their own experiences within the company and may help you understand how you may be able to progress into the company if successful. 

6) What do you look for in each candidate?

This question can help you see if there are any issues you could address to show why you're the best person for the role. 

These are just some of the basic questions that you may want to ask the employer. Try to avoid asking about salary and benefits, wait until you have completed your interview. You DON'T have to ask ALL these questions, a few questions is better than none at all. The aim is to help you understand the company and the role in a better way from an experienced person; in this case the interviewer. 

Good luck!

Written by Gloria Amma

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