Questions to Ask A potential Employer
Write down four or five questions you would like to ask at the interview, for example:
- What are the initial responsibilities / projects that need to be achieved?
- Key Success Factors: (specific expectations during next 6 – 18 months)
- What kind of training will be provided if necessary?
- Who will you report to, what other departments will you interface with?
- How much travel is required with this position?
- What is the turnover rate in this role?
If You Want the Job, Say So!
- If you want the job tell the interviewer so, and that you would like to get to the next stage in the interview process.
Reasons you might want the job include
- The company has a very good reputation as a place to work.
- The job you are been interviewed for is exactly the area in which you wish to work.
- The company can provide you with the career opportunities you require.
- The people you will be working with seem good
- The initial responsibilities, as outlined by the hiring manager, are the type you can be successful in.
To be successful in job applications...
- You must have the skills and experience required for the job.
- Your salary expectations must be in line with the proposed salary range.
- You need to be able to explain why you are changing job.
- Your preference for location should correspond with the job.
You must demonstrate:
- that you are prepared for the interview,
- that you have an understanding of the job, the company and it’s business
- that you can do the job successfully.