Don’t interview, have a conversation instead – Part 2

Wikipedia defines an interview as a conversation between 2 or more people. Why then are we satisfied by only answering questions and come away thinking it was a great interview? The key to a successful interview is to also ask relevant questions.

Once again instead of rubbing the magic lamp, the Quay Appointments’ genie brings you a few ideal ones you could ask.

  1. Can you give me a detailed description of the position? 
  2. How has this position become available?
  3. Could you describe the culture of your company?
  4. What induction program do you have in place?
  5. How is success determined in this compnay?
  6. What are the growth prospects within the firm?
  7. Could you take me through the training & development program you have in place?
  8. What is the next step in the selection process?
  9. What are the some of the challenges in this position?
  10. Could you take me through the renumeration and benefit scheme you have in place?
  11. What is your commission structure?

Remember the interview is a 2 way process and your evaluation of the role / company is as important as their evaluation of your skills / potential.  

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