FAN FAVORITE EPISODE 220: This may be the year you change jobs or interview for a promotion. Interviewing well is key to your success. Asking questions in an interview is one of the best ways to stand out from others who are interviewing. Having good questions makes you look intelligent, informed and well read on the organization. When you leave the interview you want to stand out from the crowd and this podcast will help you do that.
STUFF WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
Question #1: Why did you join the company?
This seems like a simple question to ask them, but it is layered. You can glean a lot of information about the company from their answers.
Question #2: How does this role further your company’s mission?
This helps you determine why a role exists. If you’re going to successfully do a job it is important to understand the role you’re playing in the larger organization, not just in the department. Will this fulfill you?
Question #3: Tell me about your most successful employees, what do they do differently?
You will learn how they define success and what specific behaviors can lead to success, and how you can achieve it. Your definition may differ from theirs.
Question #4: What do you expect someone in this position to accomplish in the first 60-90 days?
You’ll get a really good picture of what’s important to them. This is especially helpful if the person interviewing is your future boss.
Question #5: What, if anything, in my answers, background or resume gives you pause?
This is one of the most important questions to ask. Hopefully, they will be honest and upfront so you can overcome any objection they may have. Get 2 answers!
Question #6: What is the turnover in your company?
You want to get an honest answer to why people leave and how many people are leaving. It’s nice to know how long you can expect to stick around in the organization.
Question #7: What are the opportunities for growth and advancement?
This shows you are a self-starter and that you’ll perform well. You can find out if this company is the right place for you to advance your career.
Question #8: If you had a chance to interview for your company again, knowing what you know now, what questions would you ask?
This is a sneaky question, that may provide you with a myriad of insightful answers. Monitor their facial expressions.
Question #9: What are the next steps in the interview process?
People get busy, you need to follow up according to their timeline.
QUOTES BY CHRIS
“Go in with your eyes wide open!”
“Information is power when it comes to interviewing.”
Look smarter and stand out by doing your research on the organization before the interview!!!