Being offered a job is such an exciting feeling! You've invested time and emotion into your job search, progressed far enough through the process and now have a job offer on the table…..but did you ask enough questions to know if this is a great match for you?
Hiring Managers are seasoned at getting the answers they need from jobseekers, to check if they are a match for their company based on skills and experience.
They're looking for people who can prove they are the right fit. But jobseekers often miss out on asking the right questions to check the job is going to live up to their expectations too.
Set yourself up for success with these handy tips on what type of questions to ask in your interview.
What is a day in the life of this role?
Ask the company to give you an overview of what your daily responsibilities will look like. This helps you validate the job you applied for matches your expectations. You can also ask: "What does the best, or, toughest day in this job look like?"
What is the company like?
Research the company before your interview, then showcase your interest through questioning about your research: "I saw the company goes through regular restructures, how will this impact job security?" "I read your company has a great culture, can you tell me about your personal experience of working here?", “Do you support flexible hours/ remote working?”
Is the salary negotiable?
Salary and benefits tend to be the biggest attractions to a job. Ensuring the pay covers daily expenses, including household bills, and commuting to your work is really important. There's no harm in asking to negotiate if it falls below your required threshold. Also check if there are bonuses, overtime pay or other incentives.
What career development opportunities are there?
You'll most likely be looking to stay in the company long term. This question helps solidify that fact in the Hiring Managers mind. It also helps you understand if the company will support your professional growth.
At coHired we love to help our jobseekers secure their perfect job, and ensure they are prepared for every step of the recruitment process. We match great candidates with great clients, by understanding if their skills, experience AND ethos are a good fit.
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