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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Future Employer

December 6th, 2010 by Kira

During an interview, one of the most impressive things a candidate can do is to ask great questions. Asking questions shows that you have taken the time to think about the interview and to consider what it would be like to work for the company. Here are five questions to ask your future employer.

1.  What are the typical challenges a person in this position has faced? This Interview, Candidate, Staffing, handshake question will give you a chance to use your own skills and strengths as a way to show your value for the position.

2.  Do you have any concerns about hiring me today?  This is ultimately a closing question, but it presents the opportunity for you to address any concerns and to see where you stand in the interview process.

3.  What do you enjoy the most about your job/position/company?  This can be great insider information to see if you are a good fit for the company and if you’d enjoy similar aspects.

4. Where do you see this company/industry going in five years?  This can show your standing power and interest in a long-term career path.

5. What are the career paths of this position/department?  Again, this is another way to let your interviewee know you are serious about the future and advancement within the company.

Regardless of who your future employer is, they all want to know that the candidate is just as interested in them, as they are in you!  Be curious and go into your interviews with a seeker’s mentality – find out all that you can about your potential new employer.

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