Questions to ask your potential employer at an interview

Questions to ask your potential employer at an interview

Ronan McInerney 03.11.2017

The way to impress any potential employer at an interview is to ask credible questions about the company or position. This will distinguish you from other candidates; Below are some good examples of possible questions to ask:

1. How will my performance be measured in the role?

This is your opportunity to uncover the key performance indicators and relate them back to you experience.

2. What are the challenges that would face someone in this role, how do you think these would best be handled?

This acknowledges that you are prepared & expect to face challenges in a new role.

3. What skills or competencies do you value most for this role?

Once you get this answer you can reiterate your strengths in these areas.

4. Ask the interviewer about what first attracted them to the company and what their background is.

Interviewers often love to talk about themselves; it’s a topic they know well! This will help you build rapport and get a deeper understanding of them and the business.

5. What challenges does the business face? What makes the company different from competitors?

This demonstrates your ability to think strategically and commercially and see the bigger picture; you are looking beyond the role and showing real interest in the company.

6. Finally, do you have any concerns about my ability to perform this job?

Uncover any objections the employer may have and you can rectify these concerns before you leave. This one is important!

 
Remember only ask questions you can’t find answers to yourself!
 
Hope these are helpful and answer your question!
Ronan McInerney's picture
Consultant | Accounting & Finance Recruitment
rmcinerney@morganmckinley.ie