We all go through job interviews. Well the following will help you navigate your next interview.
1.Do not ask how much an organization pays:
Discussing money too often. It is perfectly okay to discuss salary requirements with the position. However, if you focus too much on the salary, the interviewer is going to think you care only about the money. No one expects you to work for free, so save your salary related questions until you get employed.
2. How would you describe the general culture of the company and the workplace?
The HR professional sitting in front of you knows about the company much better than you at present. There is no need in hearing from the horse’s mouth about your queries on work time flexibility, office dress code, the type of atmosphere at the workplace, cafeteria culture etc.
3. Will there be any form of training provided? because I’m not familiar with the work.
This is not a good question even recruiters should be expecting on their way. do not ask the recruiter, if the company will be providing any form of professional training before starting or candidates will be put directly on a sailing boat in a thunderstorm without oars.
4.. What are the challenges / successes / future plans about the business function, for which you are hiring me?
There is no need in asking the current status of your ‘to-join-in-future-department’. What are the recent successes they have made? Any strategic tie-ups the company is into? What need arises at present for new hiring? What future plans they have for this business function? etc. in fact they are hiring you to boost their success and future plans.
5. What are the evaluation parameters company uses for employee performance?
Every company prefers their own parameters of evaluation, so candidates are not expected to come out of previous company cocoon and adapt to new working requirements. But how would do you know about it? There is a 90% chance, that this recruiter not is involved in your evaluation process in future. Understand in detail the mathematics of this company.
6. Can you elaborate on the opportunities for personal development within the company?
As company needs your expertise to grow in the market but they fear in exposing their secrets to someone whom they do not know whether he/she will become one of their employees, so as far as you also need company’s guidance and support for your own professional development. It could be learning new courses, financing new certificates, abroad travel, the time period of appraisals, promotions, hike etc.
7. What is the usual time frame for making the hiring decision?
The way any company takes care of their customers for on-time delivery and services; candidates also expect an on-time communication follow-up regarding their candidature.
Always do not ask the recruiters the timeline they follow. they will tend to think that this will help you in making your own timeline for appearing into other interviews and join other companies.
8. May I contact you if any further give me your number?
Recruiters are the first point of contact for a company. Companies like web design San Antonio have a recruiting department that handles all interviewing. Once you are done with the interview process, do not show your eagerness towards being in touch with other organization’s senior staff as they do not know you better because you are not yet become a part of the organization resources.