As part of the hiring process, most recruiters and hiring managers will ask candidates if they have any questions before an interview concludes. Having some questions to ask at a job interview is very important and can impress the person responsible for hiring. By showing you are interested in learning more about the available role and that you have taken time to think about what will be required of the successful applicant you demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation which can work in your favour when it comes to decision time.
Oftentimes, asking questions within an interview is just as important as answering questions well. It shows you have listened and that there is still more that needs to be communicated before you can accept an offer. Asking questions can make you seem like a selective individual which may be desirable from the perspective of the recruiter. We have prepared the following list of questions to ask at a job interview. Asking the questions listed below will equip applicants with better knowledge about the job and should impress whoever is conducting the interview.
- 1. What are some challenges that will face me if selected for the role?
- 2. What is the top priority for the person in this position over the next three months?
- 3. If offered the position, what are the key 3 things I would need to achieve in the first 12-months?
- 4. What are the qualities of successful managers in this organisation?
- 5. Is this a new role, back filling someone who was promoted or replacing someone who resigned?
- 6. (if “resigned”) How long were they in the role and what was the reason for the person resigning?
- 7. (if “promoted”) Will I have an opportunity to be trained and mentored by him/her? What have past employees done to succeed in this position?
- 8. (if “new role”) Why was the role created and what needs to be achieved to justify the role’s creation?
Depending on the job available, there are some other items that may need to be negotiated before a contract is signed. These may include flexible working conditions, such as working from home, commission structures or profit share structures. It is important to iron out the details of such things in an interview so that if a contract is offered, the fine print is aligned with what you expect as a successful applicant.
Furthermore, it might be poignant to ask about the commute to work, the timing of the new hire in the context of company operations that year and whether there are career development opportunities available. After all, you want to make sure that your future is as secure as possible when commencing a new role.
If you are looking labour job Sydney this Winter, contact Advanced Group Services to talk to one of our professional labour hire experts about what we have on offer. We will be able to assist in finding the best match for your experience. We hire specialised trades workers across the entire construction industry. Call us during business hours on +61 1300 299 818 or reach out via our contact page to have a chat about what we can do to find the right candidate for your next project.