Brilliant Interview Questions To Clinch The Job

Brilliant Interview Questions To Clinch The Job

You have dazzled them with your responses to their questions, they are impressed and it has gone well.

So, the final hurdle has to be faced to clinch the job, to really confirm that YOU are the ideal fit for them

You have the chance to ask them questions!

This is a golden opportunity to impress and to excite them so it is essential to have a plan in place to make this section of the interview really work for you.

There are two factors to bear in mind at this point, remembering that this is not a free-for-all, loose chatting time.

  • You have the chance to find out some more  about the organisation to see if it feels right for you
  • The interview is still not over so use the time to really impress that you are the very best candidate for the vacancy. Have a couple of strong points or messages that you want to get across to confirm your suitability for the post on offer.

Remember to link the questions you put back to how you have built up your points in the main body of the interview: follow-up on a specific project or development that they mentioned earlier or specific responsibilities and accountabilities highlighted in the job description. You are keeping the conversation moving with these sorts of questions.

Some excellent questions to ask ay=t the end of the Interview

Job-related questions

  1. What are your expectations for me in this role?
  2. What’s the most important thing I should accomplish in the first 90 days?
  3. How will my performance be evaluated against?
  4. What are the most immediate projects that I would take on?
  5. How long before I will be… working with customers, managing a budget, working with other departments, etc.?

Questions about the team

  • What are the top 5 strengths and weaknesses of the current team?
  1. What types of skills is the team are you missing and how does any new appointment fit into this?
  2. What are the biggest challenges that I might face in this position?
  3. Do you expect my main responsibilities in this position to change in the next six months to a year?
  4. Who will I work with most closely? What other departments or units will I interact with?

Questions about the company

  1. What are the current goals that the company is focused on, and how does this team work to support hitting those goals?
  1. What is the most exciting part of the planned growth for the company?
  2. How would you describe the company’s values?
  3. How has the company changed over the last few years and has its values changed with this?
  4. What are the company’s plans for growth and development?

Questions about professional development and career opportunities

  1. What learning and development opportunities will I have in this role?
  1. How does the company invest in the wider development t of teams in the workplace?
  2. Are there examples of a career path beginning with this position?
  3. What are the common career paths in this department?
  4. Where have successful employees moved on to?

Closing questions

  • What am I not asking you that I should?
  1. Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?
  2. Is there anything I clarify for you about my qualifications?
  3. What are the next steps in the recruitment process?

Questions to Avoid

Avoid these like the Plague!

  • What’s the starting salary?
  • Have you had many applicants for the position?
  • How many people are you interviewing for the position?
  • How many internal applicants are there for the position?
  • So, have I got the job?

Remember NEVER ask questions about the company that you could easily have found out from a Google search! That just looks like a lack of preparation and interest!

NEVER waste the chance to ask questions and choose the questions that are the most relevant to you and your interests.

Good Luck!

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