More Tips on Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

17 Apr

It’s always good for you to ask questions during your interview, not just to answer questions (see this post, for example).

So, with that in mind, let’s consider this advice from Brazen Life, a lifestyle and career blog for ambitious young professionals:

“It’s ’s common advice among job seekers: when you’re interviewing, you need to interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position, so you need to know if it’s going to be a good fit, right? Except that while salary ranges, benefits, and schedule flexibility are important details you deserve answers to, hiring managers don’t appreciate questions like these until at least your second interview (or maybe even after they’ve made you an offer).”

“During your first interview, the ‘impress me dance’ is still in full swing. When a potential employer asks if you have any questions, they don’t want inquiries about parking validation; they want to see if you’re prepared, educated, and inquisitive.” 

Click the image to read about six questions to consider asking during the interview.

 

 

11 Responses to “More Tips on Questions to Ask During a Job Interview”

  1. Fangxing April 17, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    I absolutely agree with that. When we wanna work for a company, we need to make sure two things: what can we do for the company? What can the company do for us. The company culture must be fit in with our value. The company’s goals must be in tune with our own goals. It must improve our skills. So, we need to ask the related questions for employers.

  2. Dacia Johnson April 17, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    I completely agree with this post that the interviewee should ask meaningful questions. I always like to ask, “How did you find your way to your position or this particular company?” or “Do you have any advice for me, as a college student, trying to make it in your industry?” I recently listened to speakers at Hofstra that said to take those questions a step further. They recommended using LinkedIn as a tool to research the interviewer beforehand and personalize those questions. This shows that a candidate has done his or her research and actually cares about getting the job.

  3. Ezekiel Arrington April 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    This is a very timely post as I am in the midst of several interviews and I may need a few questions to fall back on if my own questions have already been answered throughout the course of the interview.

  4. Sabrina Quiroga April 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    I find this post to be very beneficial. Because summer is right around the corner, students are in the process of looking for a job/internship and may be required to do an interview. While I have heard of the majority of these questions before, I have never heard of asking the interviewer if there is anything that makes them think you are NOT right for the job. Although that question may be scary to ask, I think that it is an important question because then you have a chance to change any doubts they might have about you.

  5. Brenna Harran April 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    I definitely agree with this post and it is extremely helpful especially at my age. I am just entering the time where I will be interviewing for internships, serious jobs, etc. Many people get nervous during interviews, even more so if you don’t have much experience doing it. I think it is important to show an employer the knowledge you have and have a good background on what the company is about, what they’ve done, what they are talking about doing in the future, etc. You not only have to be prepared but show you are caring about the position/job you are going for.

  6. Harrison Jakobs April 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    These questions are very interesting and creative. They put a different spin on the interview process and the way the candidate and interviewer look at each other. I think they all have the potential to bring up issues that weren’t yet discussed and put some of the power into the interviewee’s hands. Each question is candid and hopefully will be answered in the same open-minded way.

  7. Shannon Chadha April 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    As a college student this post is very helpful because we will be going on many interviews in the near future. It is so important to be prepared and know what to do to make the best impression you can. Asking questions like these are a very good idea because they show that you care about the position and that you are a right fit for it. That helps you stand out to the employer.

  8. stephanieross1 April 21, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Whenever I’m at an interview, and the employer asks if I have any questions, my mind goes blank. Usually I end up asking a question about the company, but it’s never something impressive. This post is very beneficial because the questions are meaningful and will definitely impress the employer. It’s important to know about the company before going into an interview, and asking questions like these will let the employer know how serious you are about this job. I am definitely going to use these questions in my next interview. Thanks!

  9. Zoey Patack April 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    I liked this post because I realize how important it is to be prepared with questions when going on a job interview. It is not only important to highlight your assets and capabilities, but it is also imperative that you express your interest and that you are prepared. It is good to know a lot about the company you are interviewing at, and tailor your questions to show your eagerness to learn and be a good fit for the job.

  10. Jonathan Wolman April 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Good post that focuses on how important it is to not go into an interview expecting only to answer questions. Also, by asking questions it shows you have an interest in the company and that it isn’t just another interview.

  11. Jiaqi Sun May 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    I think this post is very useful for all the college students, especially for us. I’m sure everyone is looking a internship, and interview also is one of the necessary processes. Most the time, people would focus on themselves and trying to impress themselves, but also we need to showing more interest to the job. After I read this post, I would definitely use those questions during my future job interviews.

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