It’s a question which is amongst the most commonly asked interview questions and can seem quite innocent at first, but could actually be the most important interview question that you will ever answer.
Many of my clients ask "Are there good questions to ask at an interview?" Think of it like this: interviews are a two-way street. It's not just about the interview questions they ask you, or what they think of you, but how well your prospective employer matches up for you. So there is a point, usually toward the end of an interview, when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks "Do you have any questions?" It's time to see this as an opportunity for you to figure out whether you would be happy in this role, working for this employer and whether the company goals over the coming years are aligned with your career goals.
When you apply for a job and you’re called for an interview, you need to be prepared as well as you can. It’s therefore good to know that interviews are often fairly predictable, and there are a number of questions that are commonly asked. The better prepared you are, the more successful your interview will be, but be careful – acing an interview isn’t just about having the most perfectly prepared speeches, you do need to showcase your talents, personality and experience, so that they are the best fit for the role.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to another way of starting an interview – whether it be a phone interview or a face to face interview with someone who has not talked with you before.