If you really want to make an impression when you go in to interview for a job, the questions that you ask are crucial to the entire process. Most people that go in for the interview will ask for more information; however, by asking strong, intelligent questions, you can make your mark on the interviewer. You should jot down questions in advance so that you know what you want to do when you are interviewing.
What gives a question the wow factor that it needs to impress the interviewer? The question must be one that is a little different from what everyone else is asking. It must be well-thought out and have a lot of information included. Here are a few examples.
1. I read that the job duties would include x, y, and z. In my first year, what goals would you like me to focus on?
This question is a great one because it shows that you took the time to find out more about the role. It also shows that you are looking forward to doing a good job and want to help the company in any way that you can.
2. After speaking with me today, do you think I would be a good fit for your team?
When you mention collaborating with other members of the workforce, it indicates that you know what it means to work as a team. Collaboration is essential to any job. After asking the question, of course, you hope to get a positive response. If you don’t, you have an opportunity to show him or her that you would make a great employee. You can lay any fears they might have about you to rest with a few carefully chosen words.
3. I heard about the presentations that your employees engaged in at BLANK conference. Is that something that happens often here?
This question is positive because it shows you want to do more for the company than just what is in the job description. It also shows that you have taken an interest in the company and that you know what is happening.
4. What qualities would your perfect employee have?
The answer to this question will help you see if you are a match for the company or not. It also indicates that you want to do a good job for them. However, don’t ask this question unless you want to know the answer. If you aren’t interested in the company after the interview, this is not something you should worry about.
Score a few interviews and begin researching the companies involved. Experience will only help you get better!
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These tips should all help you improve your career ops and make the sort of impression that helps you get a job.