If you have an interview for an internship or career you are well aware of the kinds of questions that might be thrown in your direction. There are hundreds of thousands of resources out there that can prepare you in many ways for a wide assortment of questions – behavioral, situational, task-oriented and more.
All of these kinds of questions provide an interviewer insight into who you are and the kind of employee that you could be in the brief amount of time that you get to speak with them.
Ultimately, it is extremely important to come prepared with answers to many of the questions you think you may face. It is your chance to shine and talk about what makes you who you are and where your strengths and successes come from.
However, the most important interview questions are the ones that YOU ask.
Sure, it may seem nerve wracking to ask your potential future employer some hard-hitting questions but it is the only way that you can truly find out if that company and position is the right fit for you.
Think of the entire interview as a conversation on a first date. You’re both nervous, trying to see if this will really work out and if you can grow together. It’s about seeing if the match is right.
Here are the top five questions that you must ask in your next interview:
- What is the possibility for growth like in this company?
- Why is the position open?
- What do the day-to-day responsibilities look like for this job?
- How long do people normally stay with this company?
- What is growth for the company like compared to the industry?
Another set of questions that you should ask relate directly to the person who is interviewing you. Questions like that could consist of:
- How long have you been with the company?
- What do your day-to-day responsibilities look like?
- How did you begin your career?
There are many possibilities for questions to ask during your interview but ultimately – it is most important that you are prepared for the interview. Research the company as much as possible before you interview so that you can ask detailed questions that relate to the company.