6 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer That Will Definitely Make Them Want To Hire You


It’s common advice among job seekers: when you’re interviewing, you need to interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position, so you need to know if it’s going to be a good fit, right?

Except that while salary ranges, benefits and schedule flexibility are important details you deserve answers to, hiring managers don’t appreciate questions like these until at least your second interview (or maybe even after they’ve made you an offer).

During your first interview, the “impress me dance” is still in full swing. When a potential employer asks if you have any questions, they don’t want inquiries about parking validation; they want to see if you’re prepared, educated and inquisitive.  

Here are six questions to ask at the end of your interview that will help you master the twisted tango of getting hired:

1. If I were to start tomorrow, what would be the top priority on my to-do list?

The answer to this question will give you more insight into the current state of the position, while the question shows that you’re invested and interested in learning how you can start things off with a bang. The added bonus lies in the Jedi mind trick: now you’ve already got your interviewer picturing you as the position holder.

2. What would you say are the top two personality traits someone needs to do this job well?

The answer to this will be very telling. “Creative” and “intuitive” can be translated to mean you will be on your own, while “patient” and “collaborative” could mean the opposite. Not only will this question allow you to feel out whether you’re going to be a good fit; it will also get your interviewer to look past the paper resume and see you as an individual.

3. What improvements or changes do you hope the new candidate will bring to this position?

This answer can shed light on what might have made the last person lose (or leave) the job, and it also tips you off on the path to success. Asking this shows an employer you are eager to be the best candidate to ever fill this position.

4. I know this company prides itself on X and Y, so what would you say is the most important aspect of your culture?

This type of question is sure to impress, as it shows that you’ve done your research on the company and gives you a chance to gain insight into what values are held to the highest ideal.

READ MORE

#Interviewtips #Cancer #jobsearch #InterviewTechniques #Interview #Jobs #Success

Hours of Operation:

Monday | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Thursday | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

461 2nd St Suite C332

San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Email: Jobs@jobshopsf.com

Phone: 415-227-8610

FAX: 415-227-8611

REFERRAL Information!

We need candidates - many jobs to fill - send anyone our way and earn some extra cash. Send us your friends and colleagues and make money while you’re at it! $$$ Candidate Referrals! When we place someone you refer to us in a permanent position, you take home $250*. If your referral temps through us for 100+ hours, you’ll get $100*. Client Referrals If you refer a client to us and we make a permanent placement for them, you’ll earn $250*. If your client referral contracts 100+ temp hours through us, we’ll send you $100*

©2018 by The Job Shop