With the mention of the name ‘interview’, we start getting shaky and all the butterflies of the world take up residence in our stomachs. A candidate preparing for the interview, especially for the first time, feels like the captain of a sinking ship — afraid of every step, guilty of unpreparedness and cursing the lack of preparation time. What a candidate should not forget is that an interview is just an interactive session you have with a third person who gives you an opportunity, framed in question format, to introduce yourself in the best possible way. Most of the interviewers also provide you an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the interview. In the urgency of finishing the interview, and due to nervousness, most of us deny this opportunity and hurry out of the interview cabin. But with that, we lose the opportunity of clarifying our doubts and hence, deny ourselves the right to make an aware decision. You must utilize this moment to the best and ask at least 1-2 sensible questions that not only clear your doubts, but also present a confident, professional and stable-headed picture of you. Mentioned below are a few questions that you can ask your panel in a job interview!
Questions Employees Ask
What Will Be My Roles And Responsibilities At Work?
This is one of the questions an employee must ask the employer when given an opportunity. It is essential for you, as a future employee of the company, to know your job requirements. Although, you would have an idea of your role already but it never hurts to ask for a detailed account. It is important for you to seek the expectations of the job you are going to hold so that you are not in for a surprise later.
What Are The Skill Sets Required For Effective Performance?
Another question that you should ask in an interview is about the skills that you need to have in order to do justice to the job in question. This question shows the employer that you are interested in the work and that you are ready to adapt and grow in order to perform effectively. This also gives you an idea of the company’s working style and whether or not it suits you.
What Is The Guidance Offered In The Initial Stages?
Another useful question to ask in an interview is whether or not you will be guided through in the initial days of your work. The answer to this question decides the smoothness of your transition in the company and the company’s intentions pertaining to the relationship it wishes to develop with you.
What Is The Working Culture Of The Company?
Everybody loves to work with a company where people have similar mind sets. You might also want to know how the employees are treated or what it is like to be working for the company. All these answers can be derived with this single question.
What Is The Salary Structure And Other Benefits?
Most of the employers give you an idea about the salary you should be expecting; therefore, this question is for those who keep the salary a secret. However, you should keep in mind not to be pushy when discussing the salary and perks provided by the company or you might just be branded a gold-digger.
How Much Does The Company Invest In Employee Development?
This is another good question to ask in an interview. This shows that you have the motivation to grab growing opportunities. Moreover, it also lets you know if the company you are planning to join provides any ground for growth or not.
Is There An Annual Appraisal System?
This question, when posed to the employer, gives him an impression that the candidate is open to criticism and is ready to improvise on skills. This also projects that you are willing to change and mould yourself in accordance to the requirements of the job.
Given an opportunity, you should definitely pose 2-3 good questions to the interviewer. These questions can be anything regarding the company, regarding the scope you have in the company, about the working culture or about the working style. But make sure you don’t ask questions whose answers can be easily found on the company website or you might end up giving them a very dumb impression.