May 21, 2020 - 05:10 PM
You prepare for asking questions to the interviewer by researching the company and its products, as well as its leaders, goals (short term and long term), and place/role in the industry. Formulate questions based on your findings, and also be sure to ask questions about the company culture.
Let's dive a little deeper on this topic. Let's say a candidate was interviewing with a sales company. He/she might ask a question like this in the interview: "How do you think the company’s expansion in the Midwest will impact sales this year?" Questions that reveal your curiosity around company news, products, goals and culture are impressive because they reveal you’ve done your homework and are genuinely interested in learning more.
Another way to impress your interviewers – if you know who they are in advance of the interview – is to make personal connections with them. Read their LinkedIn profiles and ask questions about their roles, what they like about the company, and how you might work together if you are hired. Read their news posts and check out their published work (if available). Chances are, you will come away with a few interesting questions to ask in the interview.
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Aug 11, 2018 - 02:03 PM
Fortunately, resources such as this one offer some insight into this common question. First, it can prove beneficial to ensure that you've answered all of the interviewer's questions about yourself. From there, you can ask questions about the position itself, including how the role has evolved, the necessary hard and soft skills required to succeed, and certain challenges in everyday tasks.
You might also want to ask about the company's core values: how does the company live up to those values? Is the team working to improve in some areas? How might you contribute to that improvement? You can also inquire about professional growth through the lens of the business. Expressing curiosity toward the company's mission and standards shows that you have a genuine interest in making a difference.