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.
- Enthusiasm is often the deciding factor.
- 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).
What questions do you recommend asking?