If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I recommend you wrap up job applicant interviews by asking the person if they have any questions and, before answering, asking them why they asked that particular question in order to gain some insight into the applicants’ motivators/drivers.
Nowadays, jobseekers are being coached to ask the questions below. How will you answer them? (And don’t forget to turn them around before you do.)
- “Do you have any questions or concerns about my qualifications or experience?” (Gives you a chance to address them and also shows you seek out feedback.)
- “If a genie gave you three wishes to use for the top three abilities of the person filling this position, what three traits would you pick?”
- “What do you feel are the strengths and weaknesses of this organization/your supervisory style?”
- “What opportunities are there to grow and take on more responsibility here? How often will I be able to get feedback so I can improve?”