According to recruitment specialist Glassdoor, a job interview shouldn’t feel like an interrogation.
The jobs and recruiting site, with a database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, indicates that when an interviewer asks questions, you should respond, and then ask your own question.
The site says the key will be to ask the right questions, which should originate from what you need to know in order to fully evaluate your position.
Here are some of the questions you should ask in your next job interview:
What do the day-to-day responsibilities of the role look like? Success and happiness in a job boils down to contentment with the nitty-gritty of the everyday.
What are the company’s values? What characteristics do you look for in employees in order to represent those values?
Dig deep to get more information on company culture. You’ll get insight into what is most important for the company as a whole, and what it values in the individuals who work there.
What does success look like in this position, and how do you measure it?
It’s crucial to have a deep understanding of how a company measures success. What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the role? How, and how often, are they measured?
With whom will I be working most closely?
This question will help you get a better sense of the dynamics of who your collaborators will be. Jot down names, ask for titles. It’s important to evaluate how cross-functional the role is.
What do you see as the most challenging aspect of this job?
Knowing the good is just as important as knowing the not-so-good. You want to understand the scale of the problems you’ll be dealing with.
Is there anything about my background or resume that makes you question whether I am a good fit for this role?
This question displays that you’re highly invested in the job and committed to understanding your prospects as a candidate. It will also allow you an opportunity to respond to any potential concerns.