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Top 5 Questions You Should Ask in Your Next Interview

On16/ 08 /18
Attending face-to-face interviews is an ideal opportunity for hiring managers to meet their candidates and assess if they would be a good fit for the company.  But a good interview is more than just answering the questions a prospective employer might have. To stand out from the competition, you should remember that every interview is a two-way street. 

At Bucks & Berks we discuss the top 5 questions you should ask to impress your potential manager and find out what you need to know about a new employer.  

What is the company culture? 

A strong company culture is key to long-term success, so asking about it is a must. According to Huffington Post, 75% of employees say that they’ll stay longer at a company that listens to their feedback and addresses their concerns, which is very important if you’re looking for a long-term job.  If you happen to get an answer that is not satisfying, re-think your choice. Remember that if you work for a company where you don’t fit, you are likely to be less productive and less happy.  

How could I impress you in my first three months? 

If you feel that this question if very brave, you’re right. However, asking about the ways you could impress your perspective employer during your probation period demonstrates your forward thinking and commitment. 

But don’t ask this question just for the sake of it. Make sure that you carefully listen to the answer too as it will give you a direction on what your manager’s expectations are and what areas you should be concentrating on. 

How can I progress here? 

If you value professional growth, asking about career development should be on your interview questions list. Confronting a hiring manager about any potential promotions and professional training will make a positive impression of you being ambitious. Moreover, it will give you an overall overview of the possible progression path, so you can decide whether the business you’re hoping to get a job in will be a good place to accomplish your long-term career goals. 

What opportunities are there to gain experience? 

If you hope to develop certain skills such as communication or effective management, don’t be shy about discussing your expectations with a recruitment manager. This will demonstrate a commitment to your own learning and desire for progression, which is often a great sign for a perspective employer who always look for a dedicated and knowledge-thirsty staff. Moreover, you will get a perfect occasion to learn more about the role and skills required to succeed.

What do you like most about working for this company?

If you’re hoping to finish your interview on a friendly note, ask your hiring manager about his/her personal feeling about the company you’re being recruited to. After all, you will gain no better insight of the business rather than from people who already work there, so don’t be afraid to ask. If the recruiter appreciates your candidacy, chances are he/she will try to convince you by sharing only the positives about the role and a company itself. 

Are you looking for your next role? At Bucks & berks we place candidates at all levels within an organisation for permanent, interim and contract opportunities. Upload your CV today!

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