At the end of every interview, the interviewer asks if you have any questions. People are often stumped as to what they should be asking, so they either decline to answer or ask poor questions like how much the position pays. Having a list of questions for the interviewer is a great way to make a good impression. Before you go into any interview, prepare at least 4 or 5 questions so that if some are answered, you still have at least two.
Headhunters and human resource staffers conduct numerous interviews. Over the years, the process of weeding out the bulk of candidates has become more complex, but basic interview questions remain consistent. The following are ten good interview questions for getting the clearest picture of a potential employee:
1. Are you qualified for the position? This is one of the most common questions interviewers ask, but it has not lost its effectiveness. The question serves two purposes: first, to find out what the employee thinks they need to be successful in the position, and second, to see what the applicant considers his or her best qualities. Listen for examples of the applicant’s qualifications, not just a list.