Posted on Dec 15, 2015
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
8.07K
23
10
8
8
0
D4a1ea9c
Do you ask Smart Questions During Any Job Interview?

In your next job interview, your line of questioning should aim to achieve three kinds of larger goals.

RP Members looking or interviewing for that next job here are some great questions to have at the ready!

http://taskandpurpose.com/smart-questions-you-should-be-asking-during-any-job-interview/

There are two good reasons to ask questions during an interview: It demonstrates your intelligence, ambition, and knowledge of the company, and, just as importantly, it ensures that you’re interviewing for the right job at the right company.

From there your line of questioning should aim to achieve three kinds of larger goals.

Make you look better as a candidate.
Show your interest in the company and position.
Ensure the job is the right one for you.

We’ll give you 3-4 questions from each group, which should be more than enough to cover you on most job interviews. And remember, it is okay to write down the questions you want to ask before the interview, and to pull out a tablet or notepad to reference when the time comes. This demonstrates that you prepared before walking into that room.
Edited >1 y ago
Avatar_feed
Responses: 7
LTC Stephen F.
4
4
0
Edited >1 y ago
COL Mikel J. Burroughs after listening to what the interviewer has to say it may be wise to ask smart questions which show you have an in-depth knowledge of the company you are interviewing with.
I always recommend learning as much as you can about the prospective company/business's history, public goals, partnering organizations and major products/services offered.
Being prepared to discuss what you can bring to them in terms of skills, experience and speaking capability can be very useful.
The primary purpose of interviews is to screen for potential and identify great candidates with significant potential to benefit the company.
(4)
Comment
(0)
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
>1 y
LTC Stephen F. Great insight and advise - thanks for sharing!
(1)
Reply
(0)
SSG Keith Cashion
SSG Keith Cashion
>1 y
LTC Stephen Ford I fully agree. Do your research. One question that the interviewee should ask when given the opportunity is "If hired what exactly are you expecting from me?" This will show the interviewer that you have done your research and are wanting to know what your contribution to the organization will be.

Make sure you understand the complete duty description, if not ask questions about functions you are expected to perform, but do not understand what they actually entail. This will clear up misunderstanding real quick. Some people say do that when given the offer, but at that point you are signing up for something that you may not agree with doing.
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
LTC Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
2
2
0
It's incredibly smart to ask questions during a job interview! I recommend asking 3-5 questions, and make you write the replies down!! Especially if it's a technical question. Researching the organization and talking intelligently about it is key to any successful interview, and asking questions demonstrates more than glancing knowledge. Asking a question about benefits/compensation isn't out of bounds, just do so professionally. Also, asking when you may hear about a decision isn't out of the question either. Remember to get contact info, and send thanks you cards. Those still make a difference!
(2)
Comment
(0)
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
>1 y
LTC (Join to see) Great advice and thanks for your input!
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SGT Lawrence Corser
1
1
0
I think they are, sometimes the interviewer is thrown off or gets defensive.
(1)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close