Some Useful Questions

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Some Useful Questions

Postby saffisara » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:17 pm

Some Useful Questions

Before you set out to ask questions, keep the above reasons in mind. It would be good to sincerely thank the HR person for such an opportunity. You can start with something like “I have really enjoyed this opportunity to meet you and your team at .. (the company name). Yes, there are a few things I would like to know, thank you for asking” However it is not wise to ask the HR a volley of questions and turn it into a counter interview. Consider the questions below and choose one or two from them that you find the most useful to you.

* What do you personally find the most enjoyable part of working for this company?
* May I ask why or how you joined this organization? / What brought you here?
* I would like to know about the work atmosphere here…
* Would you be able to tell me about this company’s vision/philosophy?
* How would you evaluate this organization’s strengths and weaknesses?
* I would like to know a little about my day-to-day responsibilities.
* Is this an immediate requirement? How soon would you be taking people on board for this position?
* I would like to know how my skills compare with the other people who have applied for this position.
* I am really interested in this opportunity and I feel I have the required skills for this position. What would I have to do next?
* Now that our interview is coming to close, is there anything you would like to know about my ability towards this job?
* Would you be able to tell me a little about what the company expects from its employees? What are the most important assets and skills for this company?
* Does the company follow a structured path in promoting the employees? How does it go?
* If the company finds me good at the job, how would it advance me? What would be the next step in my career growth?
* If I performed well in the current position, what are the additional likely opportunities for me within this company?
* Are there any special areas in this company that the top leaders emerge from?/ Are there special areas like say sales or engineering that have more prospects for growth within this company, or do the leaders come from a cross section of different areas?
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Re: Some Useful Questions

Postby Michael06 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:39 am

Interesting thread,

The importance of job interview questions cannot be denied. It gives the prospective employer a chance to test a candidate’s ability to adapt to difficult and stressful situations and handle it tactfully. One should always keep in mind that each question demands a specific answer, and each answer has another question hiding behind it. It is lies with the candidate to deliver such answer that provokes questions which can be easily handled by him rather than unnerve him. His answers should be such that they would send out positive vibes and convince his potential employer that he is best suited for the post applied for.
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