It’s very important to ask questions during your job interview. Asking interview questions lets the employer know that you are engaged with their company and want to know as much as you can about the position and the company that may become your next workplace.
But you shouldn’t only ask questions DURING the interview. It is also acceptable to ask questions before you arrive for your job interview.
Below is a list of questions you should feel free to ask before an interview (courtesy of muse.com) and a list of excellent questions to consider asking during your next interview (courtesy of forbes.com).
Questions to Ask Before Your Interview (from www.muse.com)
- Who will I be meeting with?
- Is there anything I should know about the format of the interview?
- About how long can I expect it to last?
- Is there anything I should bring?
- Is there anything I should know about getting there or parking?
- What’s the office dress code?
Read the full Muse article here.
Asking the questions above before your interview will provide you with all of the details you need to properly prepare for and ace your next job interview.
Advance preparation can also help calm interview nerves. If you’re feeling nervous before your interview be sure to try these 6 tips.
Questions to Ask During Your Interview (from www.forbes.com)
- What skills and experience would make an ideal candidate?
- What is the single largest problem facing your staff and would I be in a position to help you solve this problem?
- What have you enjoyed most about working here?
- What constitutes success at this position?
- Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?
- Do you offer continuing education and professional training?
- Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
- What can you tell me about your new products or plans for growth?
- Who previously held this position?
- What is the next step in this process?
Read the full Forbes article here.
Having questions prepared to ask during and at the end of your interview is crucial. Employers want candidates to engage with them and show an interest and dedication to knowing how they will fit into the open position.
Avoid making the mistake of not asking questions (and avoid these mistakes as well, while you’re at it) by keeping the questions above in mind during your next job interview.
Still worried about your interview? Read over our ‘Ultimate Interview Guide‘ for everything you need to know about making your next interview a success.