Asking good interview questions is just as important as answering questions. While most job seekers practice answering interview questions, many do not realize the importance of the questions they ask.
You must always have questions to ask. Having no questions sends the message that you are not interested.
Many of your basic questions will be answered during the course of the interview. However, there are questions that are designed to change the interviewers perception of you: Power questions. Power questions make the interviewer believe you are a superior candidate. They help you stand out above the crowd.
The following power questions are good interview questions to ask employers. These type of questions will help you stand out above your peers.
Power interview questions are not your typical interview questions. They are designed to give the interviewer the impression that you are a star. They create the impression that you are a driven and determined person that will succeed. They separate you from the pack. Here are some good interview questions to ask:
Can you describe your ideal employee? - What do I need to do to become your ideal employee ?
I am an early riser. I like to get in at between 7:30 and 8:00 am. I find I can get a lot of extra work done when the offices are empty and the phones are quiet. Would I be given a key so I can come in early?
I like to work late, usually to 7:00 or 8:00 at night. I find I can get a lot of extra work done when the offices are empty. Are there any problems with working so late? Is the building open that late?
I strongly believe that no matter what stage of your career you are in, there are always more things to learn. These things in turn will help my employer. Does the company encourage or provide continuing education? (If they answer no, tell them that you will do it one your own time and expense because you feel strongly about it).
Is it OK to seek success tips from the employee who was promoted out of this position? (Tells the company that you strive to be successful).
Do you have any concerns? What can I do to alleviate them?
Finally, it is always good to change the pace of the interview a bit. Interviewers spend all day hearing about other people. They rarely get to speak about themselves. Asking them about themselves flatters them and makes the interview more interesting. A good interview question to ask is:
Can you tell me what you like about working for this company?
Can you tell me how this company compares to others you have worked for?
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