Ask Questions in Your Interview: Start With These

In my short career, I’ve had the opportunity to sit on the side of the interviewer a few times—and from these experiences, I’ve learned two important rules.

  1. Enthusiasm is often the deciding factor.
  2. Asking questions shows enthusiasm.

So what questions should you be asking your potential employer in an interview? Here are a few thoughts:

  • – How does [company name] keep up with changing trends and technologies?
  • – Does [company name] offer any ongoing training for employees?
  • – What do you think sets [company name] apart from it’s competitors?
  • – Can you tell me a bit more about the company culture?
  • – When did you become interested in [said career]? How did you end up at [company name]?
  • – Are there any extracurricular activities at [company name] for employees to get to know each other outside of the office? (If you know about a specific activity the company takes part in, such as the office softball team, go ahead and ask about it).

And of course, research the company so that you’re prepared to ask specific questions during the interview.

What questions do you recommend asking?

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