Questions to ask:
I’ve never known anyone on the planet who has answered “NO” to the
question “Do you have any questions for us?” that has still got the job
Here are just a few intelligent business questions that can be
asked. You should determine ahead of time what questions you will be
asking so you can type them up and print them off to take with you.
Always remember that when asking questions to the interviewer (s) it’s
a good idea to take notes on the answers you receive. This gives the
impression that you are perhaps comparing the role with other
opportunities that are available to you
Tip: Only ask questions that you are comfortable
with and ask in your own words. People at different levels in their
career will ask different questions
Questions or comments you should never ask or make:
- Why has the role become available?
- When would you be looking for the successful candidate to start?
- What are the companies medium term goals, say over the next 5 years?
- When you think of someone who has been successful in this role in the past, what was it that made them so successful?
- What sets you apart from your competition?
- What is the culture of the working and social environment?
- What kind of ongoing training do you offer to your employees?
- Are there good opportunities for career progression for top employees?
- What would you say is the company’s biggest challenge is going to be in the future?
- What level of staff retention do you have?
- Why do you think that (good or bad)?
- How much is the position paying?
- Make negative comments about previous or current employers, competitors or colleagues
- What are the hours I would have to work?