Questions You Should Ask The Hiring Manager

There's never a better chance to really make a mark in a job interview than when you ask perceptive questions. These are some great options for you to ask in your next interview.

For your convenience here is the transcript of the video:

JEFF
Hi everyone, I'm Jeff, and the guy sleeping by the window is Mike, but you probably know us as the interview guys! The reason why Mike is so tired is because we've been flying around the world teaching job seekers everywhere our proven strategies for getting offers from job interviews.

Beside me is our friend Pete.  Say hi Pete.

PETE
Hi everyone.

JEFF
We've brought Pete along for the ride, because he is a hiring manager at a Fortune 500 company and always has a lot of great "behind the scenes" information about job interviews.  Pete, can you wake up Mike?

PETEw
No problem.  Hey Mike...Mike wake up...MIKE!!!

MIKE (jumps up startled, out of it)
No mom I don't want to have a bath!!!  (awkward pause as he figures out he was dreaming)

JEFF
Uh, Mike...hi...I think you were dreaming...

MIKE
Oh...oops...hope I didn't say anything weird...

JEFF
Nope....no...uhhh...anyway, we just landed in Egypt.  We've got to get to the pyramids for today's lesson.  Are you ready?

MIKE
Sure, let's go.

We've been getting a lot of our students asking us about the importance of preparing questions to ask the interviewer.

JEFF
That's right Mike.  Having some questions to ask during the interview is not only important,but absolutely essential!  What can you tell the students Pete?

PETE
I can't tell you how many people come into the interview thinking they're just going to rattle off some answers about themselves.  The most important thing for a job seeker to remember is that it's not about you, it's about them.

MIKE
In other words, the interview is actually about how you can help your future employer succeed.  It's also a great time to find out what their requirements and hopes are, and trying to align your experience and accomplishments with what it is that they put high value in.

JEFF
So Pete, where does having questions to ask fit in?

PETE
It's pretty simple. By preparing some targeted questions to ask, you're showing the interviewer that you are somebody who is genuinely interested in the company.  And the more interest you show in the company, the more responsive they are going to be to you.

MIKE
Okay, so taking this into consideration, we thought we'd share with you our Top 5 Questions To Ask In An Interview.

JEFF
The first question on our list is "What qualities do your top performing employees have in common?"  The answer to this question will give you a pretty good idea of what it is you need to do do be successful in your position, and will show the interviewer
that you have a desire to be among those top performers.

MIKE
Question number two on our top 5 list is "What would I have to do in order to exceed expectations in the short term, perhaps in the next 30-60 days?"  This question let's your interviewer know that you want to be successful from day one, and are open
to direction.  Not to mention that you are ready to take a little initiative and value being well prepared!

PETE
Number three in the list is one that hiring managers love to get asked, and that is "If I was to start tomorrow, what would be my number one priority?"  The answer to this question will give you more insight into the current state of the position, while the question shows that you're invested and interested in learning how you can start things off with a bang.

JEFF
Question number 4 is "Are there opportunities for furthering education or professional training?"  This question will show the interviewer that you are a forward-thinking individual who is willing to grow.

MIKE
And finally, the last question on the list is "I know this company puts a lot of value in (blank), so what would you say is the most important aspect of your culture?"  This question serves two excellent purposes, in that it shows that you have done some research into what the company prides itself on and shows the interviewer that you are interested in their culture dynamic and eager to fit in.

MIKE
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Questions To Ask

In this video join Jeff and Mike "The Interview Guys" and special guest Pete as they break down the top 5 questions to ask at an interview.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a connection with the organization or company you're interviewing with.

 

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2 Comments

  • JOELMILLIONAIRE

    Reply Reply September 2, 2016

    Thanks Interview Guys!! :-))

    • Jeff

      Reply Reply September 5, 2016

      Thanks for visiting!

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