3. I have a vacation planned in August. Will you be able to work with me on that? I mention this question because sometimes we feel like we should tell the interviewer certain details out of consideration for them or because we are worried they won’t be flexible. While in some cases you should ask, a general rule here is to leave questions like this for AFTER they offer you the position. At that point, you are the candidate they want so they will be much more likely to work with you.
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3 Questions ALWAYS to Ask Your Interviewer
1. What are the top 3 goals you would like for me to accomplish within the first year here? This is a great question to ask because it shows the interviewer that you are interested in understanding exactly what their expectations are of you. This lets them know you care about their bottom line, which in turn, makes them more likely to want to hire you. We tend to like people more when we know they care about us, right?
2. What does the training for this position look like? This is one of the top questions to ask because you need to fully understand what you’re signing yourself up for. Will it be one day, a week, or a month long process? In addition, we all have different learning styles; if you are a visual person then you know you wouldn’t excel in a training consisting solely of reading manuals.
3. What are the next steps in the hiring process/when will you be making your decision and how will I be notified? Either way you decide to word it, this question – for sake of your own sanity – must be asked. This way you will know what to expect and won’t be staring at your phone wondering when they are going to call you. Asking for these details also reiterates your interest in the position, which is imperative to your success!
Now, go off to the interview and rock it! You’ve got this one in the bag. J
What other questions could you ask? Are there any other taboo questions you can think of? I’d love to hear from you! Leave your comments or other questions below and I’ll be happy to chat with you!
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