Flip the Script: 3 Key Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview

These will set you apart from the competition

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It’s important to note that the best interviews are never a one-way dialogue. While it’s the employer’s job to ask potential candidates questions about their ability to fill the position, it’s always impressive when the interviewee has questions of his/her own. Not only will these questions show how well-prepared you are, they will also make your interview memorable and put you a notch above your competition. Even more important, they’ll give you a sense of whether the job is even right for you.

What’s an average day like? While some jobs require you to handle different tasks each day, this question will at least give you an idea of what to expect if you take on the position. It will also give you insight on how you can best prepare yourself for the first day.

What are key qualities you’re looking for in an ideal candidate? Asking this question early on will give you an idea of what personal qualities you should highlight during the rest of the interview that will show you are a good fit. Remember, you want to make the employer feel like no other person is better for the position than you.

What are the challenges? Asking about the challenges of a position is the best way for you to be prepared even on a bad day. Knowing the challenges of a job can help you get a clear understanding of what it is you need to do to better the company and make sure you are one of their most prized assets.

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