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During an interview, a human resources representative may ask you a series of questions covering all aspects of the business for which you are applying.
However, the human resources representative expects you to have some questions about the company and the position.
Having questions shows the representative that you have thought about the position and you are enthusiastic about the job.
Ideal Worker Questions
Ask the interviewer about the type of worker the company is looking for. Asking this question allows the representative the chance to explain what type of person fits in with the company professionally, as well as socially.
For example, an ideal worker may be a person who works well with groups or a worker who works ahead of others as a leader.
The answer to these kinds of questions can give you insight into the level of involvement you would have in the company.
If the human resource representative states that an ideal worker for the position is someone who follows company guidelines and orders well, then you know that this job position is low in rank at the company.
Asking questions about the company’s future goals shows your interest in the company and your possible plans to stay with this company for the long haul.
You may ask if the company is looking to expand or how your potential position would fit into the expansion vision. Avoid asking for too much detail, such as the fiscal health of the company.
This could be interpreted as you wondering if the company will last five more years. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are some practical things you can do to make your interviews run smoothly.
1. Practice by going on interviews, even for jobs you have no intention of taking.
2. Research the company thoroughly. Use the Internet, libraries and periodicals to find current information.
3. Know the company’s market, products and goals.
4. Memorize some facts about the company and be prepared to cite them during the interview.
5. Formulate a list of intelligent questions to ask during your interview.
6. Talk to people who work or have worked at the company.
7. Hang around the building in the morning, noting how the staff dresses, as well as their body language.