3 best questions to ask in an interview
Congratulations, you’ve made it to your interview with the hiring manager! It’s important to have questions prepared ahead of time and to keep things positive. You want to make sure you get the most value out of the questions you ask. Often candidates focus on the negative, asking about company challenges or what’s missing on the current team. These questions can put the interviewer on the spot and not in a good way. Instead, focus on asking questions about the team’s successes.
Here are some questions I recommend asking in your interview:
1. Tell me about the company culture. What sets it apart from other organizations in the industry? What do you see as the most positive aspect?
Asking about the company culture demonstrates your interest in finding a good fit for you, while understanding the values and work environment.
2. What opportunities for professional growth and development are available within the company?
This question shows your ambition and desire to grow within the organization. You can gauge whether the company invests in the development of its employees and whether there are opportunities for advancement in the future.
3. Please share insight into the team dynamics and collaboration within the department. What has worked well for the team?
Understanding how the team collaborates and interacts within the organization is crucial for assessing your potential fit. You can determine if the team encourages teamwork, communication, and a supportive atmosphere.
Pro-tip: Make sure you prioritize your questions based on the length of your interview.
- A 30-minute interview will allow for 1-2 questions.
- A 60-minute (or longer) interview will allow for 3-4 questions.
Remember, asking thoughtful and relevant questions during the interview shows your enthusiasm and curiosity about the position and company. It also helps you gather valuable information to make an informed decision if you receive a job offer. For more ideas on improving your interview skills, visit us here!