The Bravest Interview Question
Do you have an interview? Or, have you ever been on an interview? If you do and if you have, you know that, during the interview, there comes a time when the interviewer asks you if you have any questions. You know when that time comes you need to have great questions prepared! Not only do your interview questions have to demonstrate that you are eager and enthusiastic about joining a new company, but they also have to show that you have taken the time to learn more about the company and your potential new position beyond what is obvious.
So, how to do that?
Here’s what not to do.
Most hopefuls ask non-specific questions that are not inspired and require only an answer that can be found on Google. Of course, every now and then, a candidate will ask a “hotshot” question. Neither of those paths are effective. It is better to ask a question naturally and be genuinely enthusiastic.
What to do.
In preparing and coming up with your perfect interview question, remember you have two objectives: (1) show enthusiasm and (2) learn more about your potential position. You can always ask, “What is the one question you have needed to ask, yet haven’t?”
Boom! That question shows that you are confident and positive. Further, it shows that you are engaged in the interview process and a participating in a dialogue with the interviewer. It gives you the opportunity to shine and also gives the interviewer an opportunity to ask about any concerns. Moreover, it gives the interviewer one last opportunity to ask you a question that can clear up their concerns. Finally, whether the questions is a softball or has a hard edge, you have one last opportunity to have a strong closing statement that you can use to demonstrate your extensive talents!
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Do your interview skills pass the test? Do you need some assistance in improving your interview persona or crafting interview questions? If so, contact a Career Counselor with Lexacount Search’s Career Consulting Services. Additionally, 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.