The conversations in an interview should go both ways. While you do a lot of preparation to be sure you send the right message (and this is so important!), you also need to prepare to ask your interviewer questions as well.
The job interview is the optimal time to clarify that this job is indeed right for you and your career goals. During your preparation, consider what you need to know about the company and the job position to be sure it’s the right fit. Here are a few examples of important questions to ask your interviewer.
Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
While this may be covered in your conversation during the job interview, there’s also a good chance that you could leave a job interview without a clear understanding of the position you’re interviewing for. When it’s time for you to ask questions, if you feel as though you don’t understand the daily tasks and responsibilities, ask! This will help you decide if you truly want to work at this company or in this specific position.
What are your expectations for this role in the first 30 and 60 days?
This is a good follow-up to the question above. This also shows an eagerness to perform to the standards that the company has determined. Your interviewer should go into some talk about the onboarding process, any necessary training, and then some job performance benchmarks with you.
What are the next steps in the interview process?
Instead of asking about salary or benefits, ask about the interview process. This is a great time to understand how long the process may take, how many steps go into the decision-making process, and the best way to follow-up after your interview. This question also shows that you are excited about what the future may hold with this position.
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