At a job interview, hiring managers will ask you a range of different questions to learn about your work experience, the skills that you have, and if you will be a good fit for the company.
But you need to have questions for the hiring manager as well. It’s best to have a few prepared before you go into the interview. It’s important to ask questions because if you don’t, it may raise doubts in the hiring manager’s mind about your interest in the job and your motivation to do it.
Naturally, the kinds of questions you ask will depend a great deal on the kind of job you are applying for and the company. But there are important questions to ask no matter what kind of job it is because they are intended to give you a better idea of what’s involved in the work. Here are a few of those questions.
1. What are the priorities of the job?
When you go into an interview, the only information you have comes from the job description, which is just a brief summary. So asking this question will help you better understand what is expected and what the most important duties and responsibilities are.
2. Is this a new job?
This will also help you to get a better idea of what the job is all about. If it is a new job, you should find out why it was created because this will tell you more about its purpose and why the company sees it as necessary.
3. Why is the position vacant?
This will also give you useful information about the job and the company. If, for example, you find out that the last person to hold the job left because of friction with a supervisor, you may want to probe a little further to find out why there were problems.
4. How will you measure performance?
This is important to know because the information will help you determine whether you are doing a good job or not and if you are meeting the expectations the company has for performance in the job. It will help you to see what the goals are for the job and whether you are meeting those goals.