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5 questions to ask your potential employer

11 months ago by Daniel Stargatt
5 Questions to ask your potential employer

Are you about to interview for a new job and need some advice? Take a few minutes to read this article as we discuss five important questions to ask the interviewer.

Remember an interview is as much for you to find out about the role and company as it is for the interviewer to find out about you. So be prepared and go in with some questions that will help shape your decision if you are offered the job.

So, let’s get started…

Why did you choose to join this company?

This is a great way to hear their personal opinion and insight into why they chose to join the company. This can be really beneficial as it could back up the opinion you currently have on the company and role or even offer a new angle on why this company is a great company to join.

No doubt the interviewer will ask you “why do you want to join this company?” So the key to this question is to ask after you have given your answer. This is so just in case they give the same reasons as you have and looks like you are just repeating what they said. You don’t want to take anything away from the research you have done prior to the interview.

How do you measure performance?

This is a great questions to ask as it shows your desire to want to achieve and deliver a high performance, which will only impress the interviewer. Also, if the package for the role being offered includes a performance based bonus, this question will hopefully help give you a good idea of how achievable securing the bonus will be.

Could you describe the company culture?

Yes you can do your research and check their social media platforms and employee testimonials to get an idea of what the culture is like within the business. However, hearing about the culture from someone who is in the business is priceless. This should offer you great insight to help make sure you would feel happy and comfortable in the business.

What’s the standard route of progression for this role?

Similar to the performance question, asking what the progression route looks like for the role will only show your ambition and that you are looking at this as a long-term move. Just make sure you phrase it correctly to ensure you don’t come across as arrogant. It will also give you a good idea on if the company focusses on developing and progressing their people’s careers within.

What would you expect from someone in this role over the first 6 months to a year?

This question is an interesting one and could be crucial if you get the job. From the interviewer’s answer you should be able to get a solid idea of what you need to achieve to prove yourself over this period. The interviewer should look at this question positively, as it shows that you are focussed on planning and setting clear goals to achieve.

Are you looking for a new job?

We hope you found this helpful and you will take some of these into your upcoming interview. If you are looking for a new job we have loads of great opportunities available, so why not check out all of our latest construction jobs. If you see something you like the look of then simply apply with your CV or LinkedIn profile… it’s really that simple!

Alternatively you can get in touch with us to discuss your situation in more detail and we can get to work on finding you the right job! 

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