Just like the biblical saying that many are called but few are chosen, every interview is conducted to select best candidates out of many. The interviewer(s) or hiring manager(s) has his or her eyes fixed on identifying the best candidate for the job.
Therefore, to become the best candidate in any interview, the interviewee has a duty to impress the hiring manager. But the question most often is, how do one impress the hiring manager? In this article, we will be teaching you how to use questions to create a positive impression on the hiring managers so that they will consider you for the job.
If you have ever attended an interview you will discover that at the ending stage of every interview, the interviewer gives you an opportunity to ask him or her any question of your choice. This question time is the final opportunity every smart interviewee has to seal and close the deal.
Note that your response to this opportunity to ask question can make or mar your chances of getting the job. Failing to ask any question is a negative impression for a job seeker. You must ask at least one question.
However, your choice of question to this response can also make or mar your chances of getting selected for the job. As a result, we wish to give you a clue on some of the acceptable questions one can ask during job interviews.
What can you say are the risks associated with working with your company?
How is excellence and outstanding performance rewarded in this organisation?
Does your company has ethical code of conduct and how serious is its compliance followed?
After this interview, what is the next step and how soon do we expect response from you?
What packages have this organisation put in place to motivate employees?
Is there any room for career development in your organisation?
In fact, there are countless questions one can ask when given an opportunity to ask interviewers questions. The above suggestions is just a clue. You can always develop your own questions from the research you have carried out on the company in which you attend interview.
Meanwhile, there are some questions that you must not be attempted to ask. Questions like, “how much salary do you pay” should not be mentioned on the first interview. It can only portray you as being interested in the monetary aspect of the job.