Whether you lost or left a prior job due to pandemic-related factors or are ready to climb the next rung on your professional ladder, it’s a good time to be on the hunt. Many employers are eager and ready to hire. And though it’s a job seeker’s market, interviewing can be nerve-racking. A Zoom interview doesn’t allow you to read the room, and you can’t rely on a firm handshake and great eye contact to leave an impression. And then there’s finding a perfect interview shirt – to pair with your favorite off-screen sweatpants, of course.
You’ve done the standard interview prep routine:
But you may not be prepared for one golden opportunity interview question:
“Do YOU have any questions for us?”
The questions you ask them next can potentially do two things:
By asking thoughtful questions, your intelligence and poise will shine through, and you’ll show your professionalism and highlight your qualifications.
You have a key moment here to dig deeper about the parts of the job that interest you and get more detail about aspects of the job you may be unclear on.
What types of questions can you ask, and what will they accomplish? We’ve got you.
5 types of questions to ask – and what to think about with the answers you get:
Since you’re most likely at the tail end of the interview, asking these types of questions will leave them – and you – with a better sense of whether this opportunity is a fit on both sides.
Happy interviewing! Remember to come prepared with your A Game questions.
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