Our dedicated team at On Track Recruitment are just waiting to help you realise your true potential by matching you to the best full time jobs in Surrey. Of course, once you’ve applied for the job and dazzled the HR team with your CV, there is still the interview process to follow. Many candidates struggle with asking the appropriate questions to ensure they project themselves in the best way possible.
Asking your interviewer questions is a must; not only will it make you look truly interested in the role, but this is your chance to vet the company yourself. Remember, just as the interviewer wants to see if you’re the right fit for the role, you need to ensure that it’s a good place for you to work, too. So, the next time you’re being interviewed, why not try asking the following questions:
What do you enjoy most about working here?
This is a simple one – it gives the interviewer a chance to show off the best bits of the company, and to wow you a little. If you ask this sooner in the interview it can give you a clue to the values that the interviewer prizes, which in turn can help you answer their questions. Try also asking them what makes them passionate about their role or why they decided to work for the company.
What opportunities can I expect for career progression?
You always want to be thinking ahead when it comes to your career, and if there isn’t the room you need to grow, then the position might not be for you. If the role you’re interviewing for is a temporary position or a pit-stop between permanent roles, then this is less of an issue.
Please tell me about the team I will be working with?
Finding out about your team can be a deal breaker – if your prospective colleagues prefer to get on with things themselves, but you prefer a more lively and social atmosphere as you work, then this may not be the right fit for you. Asking about team dynamics may also clue you in as to how much work is team-orientated or collaborative and how well this usually pans out.
How is work (performance) evaluated here, and how often is it assessed?
It’s a good idea to know where you’ll stand if you’re hired, and the kinds of criteria you’ll need to meet; after all, you’d much rather be prepared for your evaluations than be caught on the hop. Check that the key skills and competencies of the role align with your abilities and allow yourself a little burst of confidence when you realise that you’ll be able to face any reviews head on!
What can I expect next in the interview process?
This is a good question to ask if you want to avoid feeling left in limbo after the interview. If there are more ‘rounds’ that you need to attend then you’ll be able to properly prepare for the next step