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These are the 6 Questions You Need to Ask to Get Hired

Published: May 20, 2016 | Updated: January 14, 2019

It’s been a great interview. You walked in with solid credentials, answered all the hiring manager’s questions with honesty, confidence, and your own personal style. But now comes the tough part.

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask me?

You know the answer absolutely has to be yes. But what are the right questions to ask? This is your chance to really shine –so don’t blow it!

Here are the 6 questions to ask if you want to get hired:

·         What problem could I help your company solve if I were hired for this position?

o   This question places the company’s needs before your own and shows that you consider yourself a problem-solver.

·         What type of training and feedback would I receive if hired?

o   Even if you have excellent credentials, you won’t know how they do things at a new company unless someone shows you. Bringing up feedback indicates that you welcome evaluation and opportunities to improve.

·         What should the top priority be for a person holding this position in the next six to twelve months?

o   This demonstrates that you understand the importance of thinking long term and setting priorities. It also lets you know what will be expected of you if you accept the job.

·         What did the most successful person who held this position do to excel?

o   This question lets the company know that you’re willing to learn from good examples and that you want to do your very best if you’re hired.

·         What do you consider the best thing about working here?

o   It’s okay to let them know you’re human and you want to enjoy your job, the environment and the people you’ll work with. Don’t be afraid to follow that one up with a question about the worst things; they may not give you an honest answer, but at least you’ll have asked.

·         Do you have any questions or concerns about my qualifications?

o   This shows that you’re secure enough to take on whatever their hiring hesitation might be. You’re not asking for an immediate job offer; you just want to know what might be standing in the way of one.

At Charter College, we want you to succeed in the classroom and out in the real world. That’s why our Career Services does all we can to get you ready for your new career. Ready to change your life? Start here.