Want The Job? Be Engaged – Ask These Questions!!

In An Interview, Ask These Questions To Get The Job!!

Do you have a big job interview?  Do you dread the moment where the interviewer turns to you and asks if you have any questions?  Do you freeze and your mind goes blank?  If that’s you and you hate being put on the spot, we can help you build your confidence and find the right questions to ask in your big job interview! So, then, what questions should you ask? And, will asking them increase your chances of getting the job? The answer is that a genuine and well-articulated question can help you look more favorable to your interviewer. After all, if you are engaged during your interview, chances are high that you are enthusiastic about the job and would perform it well and with fervor. Interviews are supposed to be interactive. You will get a lot more out of yours if you ask questions rather than simply wait to be asked. So what are these “magic” questions? In this post, we will look at some of these questions you might want to consider asking after your next interview.

1. What traits does the ideal candidate need to perform well in this position?

By asking this question, you show initiative and a desire to perform. You come across as someone who is ready to be challenged but who can also use current skills to excel. You might even ask how you compare and ask for constructive criticism on areas upon which you can improve.

2. Why do you like this organization?

This question shows curiosity and a desire to learn more about the company, beyond what you have already gathered from your own personal research. In fact, you might learn information about the company that you might not have found on its website.

3. In this role, what would a typical day look like?

Asking this question shows that details matter to you and that you will not let them intimidate you and keep you from doing a thorough job. Rather, you will take the small details and learn from them, utilize them. Such a trait is useful for just about every job. So do not be shy about reveling in your keen attention to detail! Embrace it.

4. Please tell me about the evaluation process and how an employee can show success.

With this question, you may show that getting paid is not your only motivation for working hard. You want to achieve success beyond your salary, and you want to know how quality work is rewarded and recognized. You show a desire to achieve and strive to go beyond the bare minimum.

5. How would you describe the company’s culture?

This question reveals a concern for your work environment and, again, curiosity.  Additionally, this question demonstrates your willingness to fit into a larger team and community.

6. Will I meet additional team members in the interview process?

This question shows a willingness to integrate into the company’s culture and a sense of cooperation. By showing curiosity about the people with whom you will be working, you come across as a person who wants to get along with others and to make the most of their company and the professional relationships they can offer.

7. What separates this company from others in the industry?

Your interviewer got to ask you questions that required honesty, depth, and a little selling of the self. Now it is your turn to do the same! This questions gives you the opportunity to show your genuine curiosity for how the company runs and what its mission is (beyond what is mentioned on the company website).

8. Is there anything we have not covered that you think is important to know?

This questions shows that you are thorough and want to cover every step before moving onto the next. People like this tend to mind the quality of their work, and so interviewers, of course, tend to take note!

9. Is there anything else that you need from me in making your decision?

You have answered all the questions thoroughly and honestly, remained confident, and asked some questions. This is a nice way to wrap everything up.

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Would you like assistance in preparing for your interview for your dream job?  Do you need some assistance in improving your interview skills?  If so, contact a Career Counselor with Lexacount Search’s Career Consulting Services.  If you are interested in learning more about finance and accounting industry opportunities, contact a Search Consultant from Lexacount Search’s Finance Group.  Or, if you are interested in attorney or other roles in the legal industry, contact a Search Consultant from Lexacount Search’s Legal Group.




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