Best Questions to Ask During a Job Interview
We have all experienced that intense pause when thinking of the best questions to ask during a job interview. Your mind goes blank and everything you’ve researched about the company becomes a complete blur- unless you are prepared.
The biggest mistakes you can make during a job interview include asking about pay, asking questions you can easily find on the internet and not coming prepared to ask questions at all.
Here are some of our best questions to ask during a job interview:
What is the top priority for a person in this position over the next 3 months?
What are some of the challenges the person filling this position will face?
How many people work in this office/department?
How much travel is expected?
What are the top skills or experiences you are looking for that may not be mentioned in the job description?
Is relocation a possibility?
What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
If I am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?
When can I expect to hear from you?
Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?
- Note: This is a good question to ask that will allow you to sell yourself one final time. By the interviewer letting you know the areas in which they are concerned, knowing this will allow you to flip that hesitation around and pitch those points the interviewer may have missed or did not shine through during the process.
Interview Questions you should definitely NOT ask!
- What does this company do? (Do your research ahead of time!)
- If I get the job when can I take time off for vacation? (Wait until you get the offer to mention prior commitments)
- Can I change my schedule if I get the job? (If you need to figure out the logistics of getting to work don’t mention it now…)
- Did I get the job? (Don’t be impatient. They’ll let you know.)
La'Shawn Chambers306 Posts
Part Owner of CampusLATELY/ blogger contributor. A graduate of Prairie View A&M University and proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.