If you want to be a truly great, memorable candidate when interviewing for a job, you need to ask some ‘wow’-inducing questions during your interview. Remember, most of the candidates will be asking questions about the role, and you want to make sure you are asking questions that will help you to stand out. It is important to prepare questions to ask so that you’re not caught off-guard during the interview.
‘Wow’ interview questions are ones that are very well-researched, detailed and unique that also show your enthusiasm and work ethic.
1. I Understand That This Role Will Consist of (Fill in Job Duties Here). Ideally, What Would You Like Me to Accomplish for You in the First Year in the Role?
This shows enthusiasm, positivity and an understanding of the role. It also shows that you have prepared for the interview.
2. From What You Know About Me so Far, How Well Do You Think I Will Fit into the Team Here?
Asking about the team shows that you understand the importance of adapting to the team. It also shows that you’re aware of the importance of team work and office culture. Hopefully, the answer will be positive, and if the interviewer isn’t sure, it’ll give you the chance to show them that you do possess the right qualities. This is a good opportunity to assess how the interview is going and put your interviewers at ease if they have any doubts.
3. I’m Aware That Employees Have Recently Done Presentations at (Fill in Specific Name Here) Conference. Is That a Typical Opportunity in This Job?
This shows eagerness and an interest in going above and beyond your day-to-day work. It also shows that you have done research on the company and that you are up-to-date with industry news.
4. How Would You Describe an Ideal Employee?
Here you’ll get an idea as to whether or not you are a good fit for the company. It also shows that you are eager to please and to meet their expectations.
Make sure you only ask a question if you are truly interested in the answer. Use your question time as an opportunity to work out if this is a company you want to work for.
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