Interview Questions for the Applicant
Near the conclusion of your interview the recruiter will ask you, “Are there any questions you would like to ask?” It is essential that you have two or three questions to ask at this point. Your response will help validate your commitment to get hired for the job.
The following are good sample questions to memorize for the end of the interview:
Note: Do not inquire about salary!
- What can you tell me regarding the position that was not listed on the job description?
- What type of training do you provide?
- What are the major responsibilities of the position?
- How often are performance reviews given?
- Does the company/business promote from within?
- When do you anticipate filling this position?
- What would be the next step in the selection process?
- What are some of the satisfactions and frustrations of this job?
- What are the available hours for the position?
- What characteristics do you look for in an employee?
- What skills are considered most useful for success in the job for which I am applying?
Let the interviewer introduce the subject of salary. If the salary is discussed, it is best not to make specific comment on this issue. The proper time to discuss salary or benefits is after you have been officially offered the position.