Every job interview is a fact-finding activity. You and the interviewers are on a mission to see if this is a good fit.
Of course, your potential employer is looking at you…your education, experience, and personality. At the same time, you need to decide if the company has the right culture and opportunity for you and your career.
You also need to ask questions. Turn the interview into a two-way conversation by weaving your questions throughout the interview and avoid waiting until the end of the interview. Well-timed questions build rapport, they send a positive message that you’re engaged, prepared, and interested.
Here are a few questions to adapt for the specific position:
- How does this position contribute to the long and short-term growth strategies of the company?
- What are the goals and objectives for this position, and how will success be measured?
- In your opinion, what are the key factors for long-term success in this role?
- What kind of leadership style has functioned well for the team to be successful?
- Tell me more about the team I would be working with?
- How would you describe the working culture in the organization?
- Are there any outstanding concerns about me or my background that we haven’t addressed?
If you’re interested in the position, say it, and have a brief statement as to why you are the best candidate to help the company reach their goals and objectives. Ask what’s next in their process.
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