Have you got that all important job interview coming up and feeling slightly under prepared? We’ve got you covered…
As a recruitment company we have interviews happening on a daily basis for our candidates. WRS find it key to prep our candidates for an interview. We know what our clients want and what they’re looking for so we will guide and advise our candidates on how to approach the interview and what to expect so there aren’t any nasty surprises.
Part of our ‘prepping process’ is to remind candidates to ask questions at the end of the interview. Not only does this show that you’re involved and engaged in the conversation but that you’re taking a genuine interest in the business and the role.
When it comes to the end of the interview and the employer asks if you have any questions this is your chance to find out important information. Questions you ask should be relevant to the interviewer as it could influence your decision on accepting the job or not (if you’re offered it of course). Make sure you ask open questions, this will open up a bigger conversation to go on and talk about.
Top 5 questions to ask at an interview
1. What do you enjoy and dislike most about your job?
Get an insight in what a manager thinks about their job. You will be able to find out some honest advantages and disadvantages of their job and the company.
2. What do people find most challenging in this role in the first six months?
By finding this out, you will be able to prepare yourself a little better for the obstacles that come your way.
3. What interested you about this position when you joined?
Get an insight in what their thoughts were when they were in your position
4. What are the progression opportunities within the business?
Most people want career prospects with a company. Somewhere which allows them to develop skills and feel valued.
5. What are the company’s goals for the next 5 years?
By asking this question you will find out what the company’s objectives are, are they looking to expand and become more successful, or just carry on the way they are?
There are clearly a lot more questions you could ask in your job interview but whatever the question you should feel more knowledgeable on the company and job when coming away from the interview.