5 Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview

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Here are 5 questions you can ask your interviewer to show your interest in the company and role, and to see if they’re a good fit for you.

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Asking your interviewer questions during an interview can demonstrate your interest in the company and the role. It can also give you a better understanding of the position and the company culture, which can help you determine if it is the right fit for you. Additionally, it can give the interviewer a sense of your curiosity, initiative, and attention to detail, earning you some brownie points.

Here are 5 questions you can ask your interviewer to show your interest in the company and role, and to see if they’re a good fit for you.

1. “Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this role?”

This question gives you a better understanding of what the position entails, and if it aligns with your skills, experience, and interests. It can also help you determine if the role is a good fit for you and if it aligns with your career goals. It can also help you prepare for the role, if you are offered the position, by giving you an idea of what to expect on a day-to-day basis.

2. “6 months from now, what would I have done for you to deem me as a successful hire”

This question demonstrates that you are not just focused on securing the job, but also on making a significant and immediate impact from the start. Also, asking this question can also signal to the interviewer that you are goal-oriented, proactive, and serious about the role and the company, which can make a positive impression.

3. “Can you tell me more about the team I would be working with and the company culture?”

By asking this, you get a better understanding of the working environment, the people you would be working with, and the company’s values and mission. This can help you determine if the team and the culture align with your own working style and values, and if the company is a good fit for you. You wouldn’t want to be stuck in an understaffed role.

4. “Can you tell me about the biggest challenges facing the company and the role?”

This question can provide you with a realistic perspective of the role, and can help you anticipate the challenges that you may face in the role. It also shows that you are forward-thinking and proactive, and that you’re interested in understanding the big picture of the role, the company and its future direction.

5. “What is the company’s view and approach to work-life balance?”

The recent pandemic has changed how work is approached in Singapore. Currently, approximately 41% of people in Singapore won’t accept a job if they don’t have flexible work hours. While 77% of surveyees said that they value the importance of remote work, only 52 per cent reported that their employers provided them with such options.

This can help you determine if the company’s approach aligns with your own values and priorities in terms of work-life balance and if it is a good fit for you. If you are a person that values work-life balance, you ought to use this opportunity to get a semblance of what the company culture is like regarding its working hours, overtime and flexibility.

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“Asking the right questions during a job interview can help you determine if the position is the right fit for you and can also make a positive impression on the employer. By preparing these 5 questions beforehand, you can be confident in your ability to make an informed decision about your next career move.

For a list of questions you may encounter during your job interview, visit our blog: 13 Job Interview Questions and Answers for some common and tough questions you might face, and their ideal answers.

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