So you’ve got an interview coming up and you know you should have some questions ready for your interviewer, but you’re not sure what to ask… Here’s our guide to great interview questions:
Think about why it’s good to ask questions. Simple answer – to show you are genuinely engaged and interested in the role.
So the questions you should be asking are really straight forward. You want to find out as much as possible about the job – what will be expected of you, the company, prospects. You can also use questions cleverly to demonstrate your competencies. Here are a few examples:
What would a typical day or week look like for me?
What will be expected of me in terms of targets and KPIs?
Can you tell me more about the people I will be working with? – Is it possible to meet any of them?
What is the company culture like?
Why do you think your employees like working for your business?
How is the company / department currently achieving compared to last year & current target?
What are the key business objectives for the company/department in the short to medium term?
What are the main challenges that the business is currently experiencing?
Is there anything about me that you are still concerned about?
What are the next steps in the process?
When would you be expecting to make a decision?
If offered the role what could I do to best prepare prior to my start date?
For further interview advice see: Copeland Interview Advice