Firstly, congrats! You’re interviewing! Now there are two pieces of information I think candidates miss time and time again when interviewing. The first is setting up the recruiter and hiring manager up with expectations. Let them know if you are; employed and confidentially seeking new opportunities, recently moved into the city, about to take a long vacation, and how you like to be contacted. It’s important that the interviewee feels comfortable to take some ownership in the process.
Secondly, managers and recruiters open up the last part of the interview for the interviewee to ask questions. Yet so few actually ask questions or share information that they believe is relevant. By far my favorite interview was when someone told me “what you didn’t ask me and I want you to know is….” #joblanded!
Great questions to help you make an informed decision maker as well showcase that you are strategic and make logical decisions. Some good question include:
- What is the vision of the company?
- What are the strategic objectives for the next year?
- How does this role support these objectives?
- What is your leadership style?
- How do you like to be communicated to?
- What’s the most important skill to have for the role I’m going for?
- What do you think it’s the largest obstacle or challenge in this role?
- How do you measure success?
- If I were the successful candidate, what’s the first thing I would do?
Happy job hunting! For another good article, check out this one.