Job seekers place too much focus on answering the hard interview questions that they forget something very important: They need to ask questions, too. Asking the right questions at an interview is important for many reasons. But here’s 2 important ones!
First, the questions you ask confirm your qualifications as a candidate for the role you’re interviewing for.
Second, you are interviewing the employer just as much as they are interviewing you. This is your chance to find out if this is an organization where you want to work.
3 Goals to Achieve
When you ask the proper questions, you want to achieve the following:
- Make sure the interviewer has no reservations about you.
- Demonstrate your interest in the organization and what they do.
- Find out if you feel the job is a right fit for you. Prepare 3-5 questions for each interview, and ask three of them. It’s always best to be over prepared than under prepared.
There are so many questions you could ask during a job interview, but if you stay focused on these three goals, the questions flow out. It’s also important to call out your achievements and highlight any credentials or certifications you (as a candidate) want to make an employer aware of that make you more attractive as a potential hire. Speaking a second language is one that many employers find attractive if not, useful to have. Don’t be shy about it but be careful not to overdo it.
Source: Forbes/Joe Konop
Lisa March is a bilingual Marketing and Sales Executive. She works closely with LTI on strategic partnerships, business development and marketing. Her efforts help LTI scale the use and implementation of language assessments in schools, institutions, corporations and government agencies.