So, you've managed to score an interview, have had a think about what questions will be asked of you - but what questions should you ask the firm during the interview?
Asking questions during an interview is a good way to learn more about a role and the organisation.
Open questions are best - those that require more than a yes or no in response. For example, good questions could include:
1. What is the main focus /strategic objectives of the organisation at this time and how will this role contribute to achieving those goals?
2. What are the challenges of this role?
It is a good idea to frame your questions by starting with a statement. This demonstrates you are prepared and have thought about the organisation, its market position, the role and what you can offer.
It is important to remain relevant. At the first interview you should mainly focus on answering their questions but you should consider asking one or two questions at the end.
If you impress, there will always be opportunity to ask more questions down the track.
- Melina Somas, senior consultant, Mahlab Recruitment (NSW)
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