The New Interview Questions
In an article featured in Brazen Life career blog, titled "Interview Questions That Will Wow Your Potential Employer" Kelly Grehorio talks about the types of questions employers really want to hear from you.
Although questions like salary ranges, benefits and schedule flexibility are important, hiring managers do not appreciate questions like those until at least your second interview, or maybe even after they have given you an offer.
So what questions are employers looking for exactly? During your first interview, the pressure to impress is still in full swing. When a potential employer asks if you have any questions, they really want to know if you're inquisitive, prepared and educated.
Here are three questions to ask at the end of your interview that will help you master the twist and tango of getting hired.
- If I were to start tomorrow what would be the top priority on my to-do list?
The answer to this question will not only benefit you and provide you with more insight on the current state of your position, but will also show that you are invested and ready to start the position with a bang!
- What would you say are the top two personality traits someone needs to do this job well?
The answer to this question will be very telling and will let you know if you in fact do have the personality to take on this position and even love the position. Not only will this question show whether you're a good fit for the position or not but it will also make the employee see you as an individual, not just a piece of paper.
- What improvements or chances do you hope the new candidate will bring to the position?
This answer can shed light on what might have made the last employee of this position lose or leave this job. Asking this question shows an employer you are eager to be the best candidate to ever fill the appointed position.