6 Killer Questions To Ask In An Interview

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Asking questions at a job interview is a good thing to do. As long as you ask the right questions, you can show the interviewer that you are motivated, eager to learn and resourceful.


There are a few basic rules:

1. Don’t ask a question that you’ve already been told the answer to in the interview or beforehand. That will make you look foolish.

2. Do your research.

3. Avoid yes or no questions.

Here are 6 killer questions to ask in an interview:

1. What is the biggest challenge faced by your staff and how will I be able to help overcome it?

This is a great starter question. It shows from the off that you are motivated, pro-active, achievement focused and able to put yourself in other people’s shoes to see solve problems. It also allows you to tailor the rest of your interview to fit the interviewer’s perceptions.

2. Do you have any questions or issues about my skills and qualifications?

This is a bold question for a person who is sure they have what it takes. It shows that you are confident in yourself, that you don’t mess your employers around and that you face problems head on. It also gives you the opportunity to clear up the interviewer’s doubts.

3. What training and self-development opportunities are available?

Another question that tells the interviewer all the right things about you and your motivation. It is particularly good for those who are early on in their career because it shows they will be loyal, pro-active and a good investment for the future.

4. What do you enjoy most about working here?

Interviews are there for you to choose your employer as well as for them to choose you. If your employer finds it hard to answer this or if their answer doesn’t fit what you want then it could be an indication that you need to walk away.

5. Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?

Another one to help you decide about the role. Your team is important. They can be the difference between a great job and a grind – particularly in a project environment. Also, you’re showing that you’re a team player and the wording of the question will have the interviewer thinking of you in the role.

Do some research and ask a few role and organisation specific questions like:

6. I see that your project managers use X software, does that mean that my database modeling abilities could be useful?

Every moment in an interview is your time to make a personal connection with the interviewer and stand out as an individual. Doing some research in advance and being asking questions specific to the hiring organisation and the role shows the interviewer that you are intelligent, resourceful and self-motivated.

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