One of the most important aspects of landing the job is how well you interview. It’s important to prepare beforehand and anticipate what questions you’ll be asked but it is also equally important to have questions prepared that you can ask. This was always the most difficult part for me. When you prepare thoroughly it’s likely that a lot of your questions can be answered from the research you’ve done. And you don’t want to risk asking questions that make it seem like you haven’t done your homework. Hubspot recently published an article outlining 14 great questions that candidates can ask their interviewers that not only puts them in a good light but also delivers a great deal of insight regarding your potential future role. Here are the 3 questions that I found the most insightful.
1.How does this role tie into the bigger company goals?
What I love about this question is that it shows that you’re looking at the bigger picture and in addition to fulfilling your role, you’re looking at ways that you can improve and contribute to the bigger goal. You’ll also be able to understand the direction the company wants to move in and how you can contribute to that from the response you get.
2. What is the biggest challenge the team has faced in the last year?
This question lets you know what sorts of challenges you could be up against and hopefully how the company addresses the challenges. It also shows the interviewer that you’re thinking about the realities and challenges that come up and how you could be a part of the solution.
3. Why did you decide to work at this company/ What’s your favorite aspect of working at this company?
The answer can reveal a great deal about the company culture as well as the priorities and perspective of the person you might be reporting to in the future.
Check out the rest of the questions here and let us know what questions you ask your interviewer are! Why not check out some of our other posts on landing the job such as resume tips and using social media to land the job?