Hello everyone!

This week’s question: What type of questions should you ask in an interview?

Great question! In an interview we typically suggest bringing five questions and asking three, just in case they answer some throughout the process! The questions need to be thought out and well-researched, so the employer feels you are invested in the position and all that the company offers.

There is no set of specific questions that must be asked at every interview, but there are some that you can consider asking and tailoring to the specific employer.

Some examples of questions that can be asked:

1. What does the training process look like for this position?

2. What are some important qualities for someone to excel in this role that might not be listed in the job description?

3. Where do you think the department (or organization) is headed in the next year or two?

4. What are some of the biggest opportunities or challenges facing the department/organization right now?

5. What are your expectations for this role during the first 30 days, 60 days, year?

6. When can I expect to hear back from you?

Once again, make sure you are tailoring these questions to be as specific to the company/organization as possible! You can always drop-in to the Career Studio to receive assistance on crafting interview questions and researching companies!

 

That concludes this week’s blog. Please write your questions on the lower, right side of the main page of our website!

https://career-advising.ndsu.edu/

I will be answering them every Friday. Ask any question you like, no question is too small!

 

Signing Off,

A CM

By Andrea Richard
Andrea Richard Graduate Career Mentor Andrea Richard