If you have a job interview coming up, I want to give you 12 questions to ask an employer, so you’ll sound smart and you’ll look interested in the job.
Now, before I do that, I only want you to ask questions that you feel comfortable asking. Don’t just ask questions in your interview because you saw some guy on the internet, in a video and he told you that you should ask these questions. Only ask questions that make sense to you, that feel comfortable for you. Because if you ask every question that I mentioned in this video, it’s going to create a very awkward moment for you and your interviewer, and I guarantee you your interviewer is not going to be impressed.
So, how do you know what’s a good question to ask? Well, you want to ask questions that are going to help you make a decision about whether you want this job or not. If it doesn’t, then it’s not a good question. Now, I created another video on this topic; just the opposite; “Question Not to Ask in an Interview” and those are all the ‘Me type’ questions and you can watch that video. I’ll probably posted at the end of this one. But in this video, we’re just going to focus on questions to ask that are going to help you make a decision about whether you want to work there or not.
For starters, never ask stupid questions. Now, I know you’ve been told your whole life, people tell you there are no stupid questions, “Don, you can ask anything”. Yes there are stupid questions and you don’t want to ask stupid ones. I’m just going to show you the right ones to ask.
You only want to ask questions that are going to help you make a decision about whether you want this job or not. And when you go into the interview, you should be interviewing objectively. You shouldn’t have already been decided that you want this job. You should ask them questions, grill them on some questions; don’t overwhelm them, but hit them with some questions that are going to help you make that decision.
Let’s look at some questions that you might want to ask. Remember, I said might. Only asked questions that feel right for you. Don’t ask questions because I said to ask them. Make sure they help you qualify the employers a place you want to be. Okay?
First question to ask on a job interview; Can you tell me more about the day to day responsibilities of this position?