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I’ve just had a meeting with a potential school for my daughter (that time already) and it got me thinking about interview questions. Many candidates forget that interviews are a two-way conversation and getting key information from an interviewer is vital. They will also help you find out whether the job is right for you or not.
I’m going to give you my top 10 questions to ask during an interview (and those that are big turn off) so that you can get yourself ahead of the application process.
Preparing your questions in advance is something I can’t stress enough to do because it will ensure that you get the information you need from the interviewer. If you don’t prepare and just ask the first question that pops into your head (or not at all), this will make the interviewer believe that you’re not interested in the job.
There is no set rule on what questions you could ask – it’s very much a personal choice. The crucial thing is that the answers will help you make an informed decision on whether to accept the job if offered.
If you’re not sure on questions to ask, here are my top 10 below:
Some of these questions might have already been explained during the interview but they provide a guide on topics you could focus on.
I’ve interviewed thousands of candidates throughout my recruitment career and I instantly get turned off by questions such as:
For me, these sorts of questions show that the candidate is only interested in the money and hasn’t taken time to research the company or role.
Getting ahead by asking the right questions will not only help you determine whether the job is right for you or not, but also show the interviewer that you are a good candidate. The questions you ask should show that you’re passionate about the job and you’ve taken time to research about the company carefully.
Best of luck with your interview!
LouisaPublished: January 25, 2019
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