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Smart Questions Job Seekers Should Ask

The average job seeker considers the essential questions of an interview to be the ones asked by the recruiter. Contrary to popular belief, interviewers often give more importance to candidate’s questions instead of their own. These questions showcase an applicant’s interest in the position, as well as their preparedness for the interview.

Take your next interviewer by surprise and demonstrate how educated you are with these savvy questions:

  • Can you give me more detail about the position’s responsibilities?

You’re going to demonstrate your inquisitiveness — but in a good way — since you want to get a complete picture of the job description for which you are applying.

  • What are the most challenging aspects of the job?

This will tell the interviewer that you are interested in understanding if your skills and background are what the position requires.

  • How will my performance be evaluated, and at what frequency?

By asking this question, you’ll show confidence and that evaluations don’t inconvenience you.

  • What particular aspects about my background and experience interest you?

The answer to this question is going to let you know how qualified and competitive you are being perceived. It will also give you some inclination and insight on what to expect.

  • Where are you in the hiring process? What’s the next step?

This suggests you are aware of the fact that there are more applicants for the position, but also that you will do the proper follow-up to increase your chances of being selected.

At Burchard and Associates, we know about these and other helpful strategies that you can use during interviews. Let us help you find the right position for you. Contact us, or visit our website to learn more about how to get started with us.

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