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Questions to Ask the Interviewer
A job interview isn’t a one-way street. The most successful interviewees realize it is an intelligent conversation, a mutual give-and-take that should result in both parties communicating their relevant agenda and understanding the other better.
According to Career Experts form Bayt.com, the Middle East’s No.1 job-site asking questions of the interviewer is not only expected but makes you look more interested (and interesting) to the interviewer. Provided of course the questions are intelligent and show you in a positive light. Moreover, beyond asking questions to demonstrate your proactivity and intellect, this is the time to ascertain whether the job really is suitable for you and to determine the actual nature of the role on offer. The following are just a few questions that can be asked to know what you’re getting into.
- Why is this position open?
- What level of experience/ skill are you looking for in the person who fills this role?
- What kind of training would be available?
- What would my initial responsibilities on the job be?
- What would a typical day look like in terms of projects, responsibilities, deadlines etc?
- Can you tell me something about the team I would be working with?
- What objectives would you like the person in this role to accomplish?
- Is there a specific career progression path that I would have with your company?
- What are some of the more difficult problems I might face in this role?
- What resources would the person in this role have – in terms of support, budget etc.
- What significant changes do you foresee in the company in the near future?
- In what areas do you consider your company to have the greatest strength?
- How would my performance be evaluated in this position?
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