I am counting down 50 PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR JOB SEEKERS to get noticed and hired rapidly.
#33 Ask thoughtful, intelligent questions during job interviews.
The best way to make a good impression during a job interview is to ask thoughtful, intelligent questions.
This demonstrates that you're not only interested in the position but also excited about the company. It shows that you can think on your feet and stay calm under pressure.
To make sure you ask informed questions, do your research beforehand about the company's history, culture, and goals.
But don't hesitate to go off script if you have a genuinely curious question about something you observed during the interview.
When formulating your questions, be genuine in your curiosity and interest.
Asking great questions is a surefire way to increase your chances of getting the job.
With that in mind, here are some examples of impressive questions to ask during a job interview:
Can you tell me more about the company's history?
What are the company's core values?
What is the company's strategic vision?
Can you tell me more about the team I'll be working with?
What are some of the challenges I can expect to face in this role?
What are the biggest priorities for this department right now?
Can you tell me about a time when you had to overcome an obstacle at work?
What has been your favorite project to work on in your time at the company?
Can you tell me more about the company's growth plans?
How does this position fit into the bigger picture at the company?
Can you tell me more about [specific aspect of the job]?
Why do you enjoy working for this company?
I noticed that [something you read/ heard/ saw during research]. How has that affected morale/ productivity/ etc.?