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|Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Thecvbankng: 2:11am On Dec 16, 2019|
Top 10 good questions and top 10 questions you should never ask at an interview.
As always, no two interviews can be the same as there are always different factors that determine how an interview will go.
The interviewer, the ambience, the questions answered and the ones you ask can all play different roles on the outcome.
Questions To Ask
1. Please describe the culture of your organization:
What this question does is subtly pass a message to the interviewer that you are also interested in wether the organization is the right fit for you. It is important that you are comfortable with the culture.
2. Please shed more light on the day-to-day responsibilities of this role?
You don't want to be hired for a role you thought was admin only to be asked to go buy food from Iya Shina. Learning the day-to-day tasks also gives an insight to specific skills and strengths needed.
3. Can you outline the typical career path for someone in this role?
Here, the interviewer will sense your need for career advancement. It also indicates your interest in growing within the org. However, don't ask in a way that'd sound self-serving.
4. What important qualities do I need to excel in this role?
Oftentimes, there are some valuable information that’s not included in the job description. This question can help unfold more about the expectations. That way, you can work towards being a good fit.
5. What are the main challenges and opportunities the organization is facing?
Thing is, if you know the org has recently launched a service / product you could work this into the question by asking how it's is being received – this also shows them that you’ve done your research.
6. Can you tell me a bit about your background?
The interview should never be about you and the role alone. It's good to also show interest in the interviewer / recruiter. This also helps in building rapport & finding common ground with the person interviewing you.
7. How is success defined for the team I will be working in?
This question will help highlight the organization's priorities. Hence, you can compare and contrast with your own goals. It will also clarify what the business expects from their teams.
8. Is there anything we haven’t discussed or that you want to know that would help you with the hiring decision?
This question helps you offer the opportunity to fill any gaps that the interviewer might have noticed. It also helps you dot all 'i's and cross all 't's.
9. Can you tell me the challenges I might face if hired for this role?
This is another opportunity for the interviewer to talk about the specifics of the role. It is also aimed at selling yourself. Like, “Oh, I faced a similar challenge, but here’s how I handled it…”
10. What are the next steps and when should I be expecting to hear from you?
What this question does is show that you are eager to move to the next stage. It also helps you gain vital info about the timeline for hiring. That way, you can follow-up appropriately.
Always remember using these key points to ask questions at an interview:
- Specifics of My Role
- My Team and Expectations
- My Learning and Development
- The Organizational Culture and Business Goals
- The Interviewer
- Next Steps
Questions You Shouldn't Ask.
1. How often can I work from home? Do I need to be here always?
Even if the org allows employees work from home always, this kind of question creates a bad first Impression. It also indicates you might be a pain to work with and/or to manage.
2. How soon and often will I be promoted?
Asking this kind of question will only make you come off as arrogant and somewhat entitled. There's a better way to ask about your development at the org and this isn't really a good way.
3. Does the org monitor social media activities?
Except you have something to hide, you really shouldn't ask this kind of question. It's a topic better left undiscussed. When you raise concerns, it becomes a red-flag and the recruiter would rather just go with another candidate.
4. Don't ask questions related to your salary or benefits.
Always remember questions or negotiations regarding salary/benefits don’t come into play until after an offer has been extended. Asking this question means you are assuming you now have the job. Anty, Bros calm down.
5. Would you like to grab coffee or drink later?
There's been many cases of candidates asking interviewers this question. It's a NO-NO. This comes off as trying to influence the hiring decision, or that you are more interested in a date. If anything at all, let them initiate it.
6. Do you do background checks?
Are you hiding something? LOL.
Thing is, this question seem harmless, but you might have less time to explain why you've asked. Don't sow a seed in the heart of the interviewer that you won't be able to harvest. Hence, it can affect opportunity.
7. What does this organization do?
Really? As much as the interviewer will tell you this, they expect you do your research very well. If they do not ask you what you know about them, don't ask them what they do. Simple.
8. Does your organization monitor email use and web browsing while at work?
Again this question raises questions of 'what are you hiding?'. Will you be actively working on personal stuff while at work, and you don't want your company to find out? Of course, org now monitor all.
9. Would you like to see my references now?
Common. You might seem desperate.
A hiring process is like dating.
You don't ask to arrange an introduction until you are both sure you are good for each-other and would like to take the relationship to another level.
10. Can I arrive late or leave early as long as I complete my hours?
No one told us you were the son of the CEO. If they had, we wouldn't be conducting an interview for you. LOL.
What you are practically trying to do is dictate your work hours. No.
Patience is really a virtue.
It is important to avoid questions that raise red flags on:
- First Impression
- Hard Work
- Patience and gradual growth
As always, it is important to engage in a professional manner.
Speak Professionally &
All the best!
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|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by heniford2: 2:59am On Dec 16, 2019|
You too much
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Nobody: 7:24am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Slawormir: 7:24am On Dec 17, 2019|
I won't forget my question anyday anytime.
Is there a place i can smoke my weed?
Because i can't live without it
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|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by lemon10(m): 7:24am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by money121(m): 7:25am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Ijaycool(f): 7:25am On Dec 17, 2019|
Just as you said, Interviews are like dating...there is no rigid rules. Each circumstance determines what reasonable questions to ask. Being able to understand the circumstance is what makes you different from the guy who won't get the job.
So I don't think there are any strict 'questions to ask and question not to ask'...
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by timbuk2(m): 7:26am On Dec 17, 2019|
Well said but in Nigeria...one word..."connection" is all you need....you won't even see an interviewer sef...you'll just find yourself in an office and people will be calling you sir/ma...ask 80% of CBN/NNPC workers if you think I'm lying...
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|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Powerbankseller(m): 7:27am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Tulsaguy: 7:29am On Dec 17, 2019|
Does anyone still hear from Reno omokriminal? His brother ffk isn't slowing down still...
The terrorist in the Villa might think he has won the fight.
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by DhatPeacefuldud(m): 7:29am On Dec 17, 2019|
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|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Felixalex(m): 7:31am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Callertunez: 7:33am On Dec 17, 2019|
I like this... Good work bro/man
Not wizzy avoiding tiwa's backside sort of news...
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Passionate888: 7:33am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Appswheel(m): 7:35am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Appswheel(m): 7:37am On Dec 17, 2019|
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|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by jossykido(m): 7:38am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Noblejay7: 7:40am On Dec 17, 2019|
BUHARI's tribes men that got NNPC and CBN jobs how many questions did they ask or answer. Nice write-up but not applicable in Nigeria.
Connection is all you need in Naija.
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by macarson2k(m): 7:40am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Nwaonyishi69: 7:41am On Dec 17, 2019|
But, now, what percentage of Nigerians are employed through interviews. The in thing is man know man.
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by thesicilian: 7:43am On Dec 17, 2019|
4. Don't ask questions related to your salary or benefits.
That is the major question worth asking. If the salary is not good, there's no need proceeding further with the interview sham.
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by risos(m): 7:54am On Dec 17, 2019|
Are you now the interviewer, calm down! No be Nigeria firm u wan ask these question, just pay attention to your contract figures n relax
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by dhardline(m): 7:55am On Dec 17, 2019|
~Bonus question you can ask
*In 3 or 4 years from now how would you know you hired the right person for the job?
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by israelmao(m): 8:09am On Dec 17, 2019|
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Sirmuel1(m): 8:17am On Dec 17, 2019|
Sack letter without being employed
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by Indispensable85(m): 8:19am On Dec 17, 2019|
Do people still go for interviews?
All my friends that got job this year never attended any fvcking interview.
|Re: Questions To Ask And Questions To Never Ask At An Interview by lollybizzu(m): 8:20am On Dec 17, 2019|
With this your comment, you're not a good person worth calling a friend.
You said he was the best candidate, but he asked the wrong question. People make mistakes. Why make jest of him
You last sentence shows you're not a good friend. But don't worry, God forgets no one. His time will surely come.
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