Are you on the job hunt? Whether you’re looking to land your first position or make your next big career move, the interview is a crucial step in the process. Once you’re ready to meet with the hiring manager, it’s time to nail the job interview and wow them with your experience. During this time, these are three great questions to ask.
Ace Your Interview: 3 Questions to Ask
- How would you describe your company’s culture?
Beyond the job’s essential duties, company culture can make a big difference in whether or not you’ll enjoy your job. 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 about the company’s culture, values, day-to-day activities and work environment as you can; the HR rep is a great person to ask. If possible, try and speak with a current employee or two in the hallways or break room as well.
- Who held this position previously? What made them succeed or what challenges did they face?
If the job was a nightmare, you’d want to know about it up front. Knowing the history of the job you’re applying for can help you figure out important details that may give away clues to why the position is vacant in the first place. 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 allow you to better preform work tasks in the future.
- What major initiatives is the company or this department working on?
Most job seekers are looking to be part of something bigger than their daily on-the-job duties. 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, while projects that interest you have the potential to take you even further than expected.
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. In the meantime, here are the open positions this month.
Open Job Listings for October
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Licensed Vocational Nurse – IV certified
- Registered Nurse
- Medical Assistant
- Surgical Technician
- Sterile Technician
- Member Services Representative with Medical Background, Bilingual
- Material Handler
- Warehouse Operations Manager
- Document Control Assistant with Construction Background
- Administrative Assistant with Construction/Transportation background
- Mechanical Assembler
- Senior Accountant
- Senior Account Clerk
- Purchasing Clerk
- Financial Planning and Analysis
- Administrative Assistant
- Account Clerk
- Customer Service Representative – Bilingual in Spanish
- Auto CAD with Electrical Background
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