One of the best tips we can give you to ace your interview in 2023 is to ask good questions. Asking good questions at the end of your interview not only gives you a chance to clarify information about the company and position but also gives your interviewer a snapshot of your interest and engagement. Asking the right questions can give you an advantage over your competition and help you avoid surprises. Here are some questions to consider.
What Questions Should You Ask During an Interview?
What Do You Like Most About Working Here?
This is a great question to better understand the company culture. It also allows the interviewer to share something they enjoy and sell the organization to you. The question impresses the interviewer since they will be seen as an authority in the business.
What Traits do Successful Employees Here Have in Common?
You want to know if you have what it takes to succeed. Mostly, the answers will be positive and confirm what you already know. In some cases, however, you may learn that you’re personality type is incompatible with the company, which can save you challenges if you accept the position.
Why Did the Last Person Leave This Role?
Unless the position is a newly developed role, you are likely to be considered as a replacement for someone who left or will be asked to leave. You need to know the circumstances to determine if this position has a history of turnover or if you are the right person for the job.
How do You Determine Success?
You want to know how the company measures performance. This will also be something that should align with your career goals. Some companies have specific targets they wish to hit regarding metrics or revenue goals. This will help you see how you will be evaluated in your job.
What is Your Timeline for the Next Steps?
The most important question you can ask is when they plan to make a decision. The next step could be another interview with a part of the team or the CEO. Or they may indicate that they plan on meeting other candidates and making a decision. You want to reiterate your interest and know when to follow up with them.
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