Interviews can be rather stressful.
Often it’s easy to forget something, stumble and quake; but as my little brother invites you to do above – just “hang-loose.”
When it comes to looking for employment in a certain field, most people feel that it’s essential to just let the employer talk – but little do they realize, the employer is also interested in finding out what you as the prospective employee have to say.
This is why it is essential, before you even get there, to come up with a list of questions to ask in an interview. There are plenty of questions you can ask in an interview, but it is best to cover the most major ones, first.
- Please describe the work environment?
- Has there been any recent changes to the company and it’s structure?
- Will I work alone for the most part, or in a team?
- How flexible am I expected to be for this position?
- What additional information may you need in relation to my employment?
Description of the work environment
When it comes to working in any given field, it’s a good idea to know ahead of time how the work environment will be for you.
Will you be sitting at a desk? Outdoors? Lots of driving time?
All of these kind of things should be figured out before you decide if you truly want the job or not. The last thing you would want to do is get hired for a job that you have no passion or interest for, or get stuck in a work environment in which you really don’t like.
Knowledge of recent changes to the company
This is an essential question to ask when it comes to wanting to work for a given company. This would help show that you’re truly interested in the company and want to know the in’s and out’s of what’s going on.
It show’s you have motivation to work hard and show dedication to the company and to help be informed and on top of your game in the work-place.
Working as an individual or in a team
This is a good question to be asking when it comes to being employed in a job.
Some people prefer that they would be working alone, rather than with a group of people. While others, quite simply could not be able to function properly unless they’re in a team environment.
Knowing where you are in the potential job would be most of the time – whether as an individual or in a team – will help you to decide if you properly belong in this job.
How flexible should my schedule be
This is a key factor in helping to figure out truly if you’re right for the job. If you’re going to school and juggling personal issues on the side you would want to make sure you can handle all of them, and still perform the duties of the job at hand.
So, knowing how flexible you’re required to be when it comes to the job is a key thing to know ahead of time.
What additional information should be provided
It’s always a good idea to ask if there is any additional information that might help ease the interview process and the potential hiring process for the employer.
What do you think?
These are just some of the many questions to ask in an interview that can directly help the outcome of whether you get hired or not. The more your employer knows about you, the better your chances to be considered for employment in that field.
What was your worst interview experience? What was the best? Why? What questions do you like to ask in an interview – either as an interviewer or interviewee?