What do they expect from someone who is hired for this position? Another important consideration to keep in mind is the culture of the company you are going to work for. Are you going to be expected to be 100% buttoned-up and professional at all times or does the company allow a more relaxed approach to work?
Is it a suit and tie sort of place or are employees allowed to be a little more casual? If you’ve completed the interview and it all feels right, how long should you expect to wait before hearing about the position? Now that we have the categories outlined, we can start really drilling down with these questions to ask the interviewer.
Place all the titles in a hat or basket and have the youth pick one out without looking at them first.
Then the youth will tell you what title they selected and you will read to them one of the questions under the title.
Remember our little mock scenario above where our candidate seemed eager to wrap up the interview and get out of there?
That can make a hiring manager reluctant to extend the offer of a job.
Questions that cover every aspect of both the job and the company…and help to ensure that the decision you make to take or leave the position is a 100% educated one.
What if you are offered the job but don’t realize until you start that it’s awful?
First decide if the person is really in the mood to talk to you.
Not having questions makes you appear lazy, unmotivated, and unprepared…exactly the opposite of someone they want to hire. The key to being a good question “asker” is to make sure you’re asking the right questions.
But don’t worry, because we have the right questions for you.
Is there anything you need to know in order to do the job?
Is there any special training or any classes you’re going to be required to take if you’re hired? Yes, you should already have a good base of knowledge…you got that information during your fact finding and research phase of the job hunt…but there are things you can’t get from research that can only come from someone on the inside…and the hiring manager is a great resource!