5 Good Questions To Ask An Employer During A Job Interview

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In this video I’m sharing five questions
that you can ask during your next job interview and if you stay with me until
the end, I have something special just for you. If we’ve never met before I’m
Heather Austin from ProfessorAustin.com and The Career Club on Facebook and
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if you’re new here consider hitting that subscribe button down below. Before we
tackle my top 5 questions to ask during your next job interview, there’s a few
things to keep in mind. The first thing is be prepared. One of the best things
you can do before your next job interview is prepare a set of questions
to ask the interviewer. Asking questions during the interview will show your
interest in the position and it will help you decide if you even want to work
there. The second thing to do is revise the questions I’m about to share with
you as needed. You can tailor them for your own needs, for the position and for
the company. The last thing before we jump into the questions is, ask these
questions where appropriate. You don’t always have to ask them at the end of the
interview. If you find a space in the interview, feel free to ask the questions
then. This turns the interview into a two-sided conversation and makes it run
more like a casual business meeting than a formal stuffy interview. So let’s jump
into question number one. “Can you tell me more about the team I will be working on
and how the company fosters a healthy team environment?’ The great thing about
this question is that it gives you greater insight into whom you will be
working closely with. You’ll learn more about the team environment and how
conflicts are addressed. You’ll also learn more about how you would fit into
the company culture. You may even get a better understanding of how employees
are recognized for their accomplishments. Question number two, “what have prior
employees done to succeed in this position.” This question is great because
it shows that you have your eye on success. It demonstrates that you want to
go above and beyond the normal call of duty and make a difference in your new
position. The other great thing about this question is that it gives you more
history about the position and what’s going to be expected of you. Question
number three, “what are some things you like about working with this company?’ By
asking this question you’re going to learn more about the company culture and
the interviewer. You’ll glean more information about the company’s core
values. Most likely the person interviewing you is upper management so
this question will give you a greater idea into the management style of the
company and what their priorities are. Listen carefully when you ask this
question because you’ll learn a lot from it. Question number four, tell your interviewer in your own words how you
interpret the position and if you missed anything. I like to call this the
positive recap. It reiterates your interest in the position and shows that
you understand what the position entails. It also shows that you are clear about
company culture and it decreases the chance of any big surprises when you
start your new job. Finally question number five, “what are the next
steps in the process and do you need anything else from me?’ The nice thing
about this question is that it shows the interviewer that you are eager and ready
to move on to the next step in the process. This also gives the interviewer
a chance to ask for extra items like letters of recommendation, maybe they
want to see your transcripts, maybe they want to see a list of references. Here’s
a bonus tip. It’s not appropriate to ask about salary benefits or even vacation
time. You want to reserve these questions to your second or maybe even third
interviews. Thanks guys for staying with me until the end.
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your job search. I’ll go ahead and link it up below. So I have a question for you,
What would you advise others to ask during their job interview. Feel free to
comment and connect with others below and if you know someone that might
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