• Alec Green

The Best Questions to Ask During a Job Interview: How to Come Prepared with Specific Questions


You made it through the application process and earned a job interview. One of the most important things to do before your job interview is to come up with specific questions to ask the interviewer. This shows that you are interested in the position and have taken the time to learn about the company. In today's blog post, we will discuss the top questions to ask during a job interview. We will also give tips on how to research the people with whom you will be interviewing, so that you can come prepared with tailored questions!


Why are specific questions important?


When you come to an interview with specific questions, it shows that you are interested in the position and have taken the time to learn about the company. It also allows you to get information that is important to you directly from the source. This can help you determine if this is the right job for you.


What are some good questions to ask?


There are many different types of questions that you can ask during a job interview. However, it is important to tailor your questions to the company and the position for which you are applying. Some good general questions include:


  • What are the main responsibilities of this position?

  • What are the biggest challenges that this position will face?

  • What is the company culture like?

  • How would you describe the team I would be working with?

  • What are the development opportunities for this position?

  • Is there anything about my resume that concerns you?


It is also important to research the people with whom you will be interviewing. LinkedIn and the company website are good places to start. This will help you come up with specific questions about their background and experience. Come up with questions that relate to their specific experience. Some good questions to ask include:


  • What is your role at the company?

  • Why did you make the decision to move from Company A to Company B?

  • How does working here compare to your experience at {insert previous employer}

  • What has been the biggest challenge in your role?

  • What are your career aspirations?

  • How did you get interested in this field and how did you land your first job at {insert the name of their first employer}?


Coming to an interview prepared with thoughtful, specific questions will help you stand out from the competition and show that you are serious about the job. By asking the right questions, you can gain valuable insights into the company, the people with whom you will be working, and the position, which can help you make a decision about whether or not this is the right job for you.

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