Job Seekers: Are You Asking the Right Questions during your Interview?

Job Seekers: Are You Asking the Right Questions during your Interview?

We think everyone can agree that finding your way thru the job seeking process can be, to say the least, very stressful and at times overwhelming.

Everybody has the same goal in mind – to get hired!

How you present and position yourself during the job interview can make the difference that tips the scales in your favor.

Here are some critical questions to ask during your interview:

  • Share with me what you visualize this position looking like in a few years.
  • What other duties will I be accountable for?
  • What do you feel would be the most difficult part of this job?
  • In looking at my experience and background, what interests you the most?
  • Do you have any concerns in hiring me for this position?
  • Have a “Call to Action”
    • Where are you in the hiring process?
    • What steps should I take next?
    • Do you need any more information from me to make a decision?
    • If I don’t receive a correspondence from you in X amount of days, who should I reach out to for an update?
  • At the conclusion of the interview, “ask for the order.” If you would genuinely like to work with the interviewer/employer say, “I have found this to be very interesting and I would be very interested in working for this company, if selected”

When you ask the above questions, it is vitally important that you wait for the company to respond – let them speak first after you have asked each of these questions. Patience is a virtue in these types of situations.

Make sure to ask these questions in a confident manner that positions you as if you have already been hired.  But be careful:  Don’t talk about compensation and negotiating.  You want to get an offer, if you want the job.  Many candidates make the mistake of trying to negotiate an offer that hasn’t been extended. Don’t fall into this trap.  Employers see this as presumptuous and can be put off by it.

Asking the right questions during the interview will show that you are a self-starter and you are genuinely interested in becoming an asset to the company.

Let our team help you prepare for your job interview and help you negotiate an offer of employment. Our years of experience and connections can help you navigate the interview process.

Richmond Hazleton Group is a boutique, professional recruitment and search firm, focused on providing a cost-effective alternative to traditional search firms.

Our years of experience can help you put your best foot forward during the interview process! Contact us today!