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[Career Seekers] 3 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

June 30th, 2015

You’ve met with the hiring manager, nailed the job interview and wowed them with your experience. At the end of the meeting, it’s likely the HR rep will ask if you have any questions for them, and it will benefit you to be prepared. Here are 3 questions to ask in a job interview.

20201259_l3 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

  1. What are the current and ongoing major initiatives this department is working on?

You’ll want to ask this question to gauge your potential contribution to the company should you be hired. If the department has few current projects, it may signify a lack of growth or upward mobility at the company. It can be beneficial to you to determine how useful you’ll be at the business.

  1. How would you describe the work environment and company culture?

Filling a job opening requires finding a candidate who will be not only a good fit for the company, but thinks the company is a good fit for them. Employment is a two-way street so be sure to know as much as you can about the company’s culture, values, day-to-day activities and work environment.

  1. Can you tell me a little bit about the history of this position?

Knowing the history of the job you’re applying for can help you glean out important details that may give away clues to why the position is vacant. If the previous employee left because the work had become too stressful, this may help you make an educated decision about taking the job. If there are no potential red flags, this question can help you learn valuable history that can help you preform work tasks in the future.

Gauging the level of anticipated activity at the company, learning about the work culture and finding out about the history of the position can all help you make an educated decision about taking a new job, as well as show interest that may influence a hiring manger to choose you. For additional job search tips, read more articles on our blog today.

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