A job interview is probably the most nerve-wracking experience you have to go through on your job hunting. During job interviews, it is best to act naturally smart, but without getting too over confident. Also, always expect that your interviewer may give you a chance to ask questions. If this happens and you are not prepared, this goes to show that you are truly uninterested in your job application. So it is best that before applying to a certain company, try to research as much as you can about the background of the company. This will help you more or less on what questions you are going to ask to the employer. But if you find it hard to formulate questions, here are some examples of interview questions to ask employers:
– Can you explain your organizational structure? – What is the core value that puts together up the organization’s culture? – How important does the upper management considers the function of this department/position? – What are the most important skills and attributes you are looking for in filling this position? – What is the official number of hours worked per week? – Do you allow or expect mandatory overtime? – What specific skills from the person you hire would make your life easier? – What do you see as the most important opportunities for improvement in the area I hope to join? – What are the most important traits you look for in a subordinate? – What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job? – What is the company’s policy on providing seminars, workshops, and training so employees can keep up their skills or acquire new ones? – Do you provide a competitive salary? What is your definition of competitive? – How do you compensate for overtime? – What medical benefits do you provide? Do you cover dental work or eyeglasses? Do you cover health preventative measures such as exercise programs, vitamins, or preventative medical exams – What other benefits or perks do you provide?
Of course, you are not expected to ask all of the above questions and expect your interviewer to answer everything. Just choose the appropriate ones at the right time.
Having asked some of these questions to the employer may give you higher chances of getting hired or at least set up for another interview. Always remember, when asking questions, do it with caution because there might be some topics that are sensitive to the employer. Thus, you will be giving a bad or negative impression to the employer. Try interview questions to ask employers that will challenge and make them think about how good you are and that you can be a great addition in their organization.
Landon Long is the founder of InterviewMastermind.com. You can download his FREE Video Course to learn about how to write a resume and stand out in a slow economy.