20 Smart and Compelling Questions to Ask Interviewers (Infographic)
Turn the Tables Durin a Job Interview
2 Smart and Compelling Job Interview
Questions to Ask Employers
By Catherine Adenle
During a job interview, as ajob seeker, you have to remember that the employersaren‘t the
only one who should ask smart questions. The questions you ask interviewers as an
applicant can help to set you aside from the otherjob seekers. Asking two or three
compelling questions can help you to ace an interview, glean signiﬁcant information about
the work and the environment. while you demonstratea strong interest in the job and the
These are 20 smart and compelling questions to ask employers:
A. What separates your high performers from the others in
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How do you motivate and retain your top talent in 06
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What would you consider to be the most Important aspects
Can you describe your ideal employee for this role?
How would you describe a typical week or day in this position?
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What are the prospects for growth and advancement In this
What do you like about working here?
How do you see the future for anyone in this role?
What would you say are the organization's strengths and
weaknesses compared to its competition?
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What are the skills and attributes you value most for anyone
hired for this position?
What are the immediate challenges of the position that need to
be addressed in the ﬁrst month?
How does upper management view this role based on the
current strategy of the organization?
i b How will responsibilities and performance be measured for
‘ 3 this position?
What is the company's policy on providing training to employees
so that they can keep up their skills and acquire new ones?
When you ask the interviewers two or three of these questions,
O O listen, remember to maintain eye contact and take notes if nec-
essary when they answer.
Then, ﬁnish oﬂ‘ on a positive note. Rise up from your seat and thank
the potential employers for their time and reiterate your interest in
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