John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
When you’re getting ready to go to an interview, it’s impossible to prepare too much. You can almost always count on the interviewer to ask if you have any questions.
This is your opportunity to dig down deep and get that extra layer of perspective that will help you in your own decision-making.
Here are ten questions you should be asking in an interview. At first, they may sound bold, or even provocative. Not every question is good for every interview. You might be surprised, however, by the insights you gain when you ask them.
- When you made the move to come here, what was the most compelling reason?
- What keeps you here?
- I’m looking for a leader who I can believe in and whose coattails I can ride. Tell me your ambitions.
- What do I have to do to get your job?
- (End of interview) Do I have your vote? Are you going to recommend I be considered?
(Reality Check Questions)
- You’re not hiring because everything is wonderful. What are the problems that need solving?
- Carpe Diem…companies hire short term solutions to short term problems. How can I stand out in the next 60 days?
- I’m happy to give you references, are there people here or at some other company that I can talk to about you?
- Profile your top performer for me. What does he/she do that makes him/her so much better?
- When it comes to work, what keeps you up at night?
If you have questions about the questions you may be using, contact us to discuss your approach.