Questions to Ask a Potential Employer

When you are interviewing for a job, you need to impress the hiring manager.  You’re there to sell yourself, plain and simple.  But you shouldn’t approach an interview as a supplicant.  You need to have enough confidence to show a prospective employer that you are evaluating them almost as much as they are evaluating you.

There will come a time in most interviews where you will be asked, “Do you have any questions?”  This is your opportunity to show the employer that you are a serious candidate who wants to be sure that they have the right opportunity for you.  This article lists eight questions you should ask in every interview.

Even if you are not asked for your questions, I suggest that before the interview ends, you say, “Can I ask you some questions about the job and your company?”  Most interviewers will say yes.

Asking these eight questions serves a dual purpose.  First, you will gain a better understanding of the job and be able to make a more informed decision if you get an offer.  Second, you will impress interviewers with your thoughtfulness and preparation.  This will distinguish you from other candidates and may be the thing that results in getting a job offer.

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