Conducting a job search can be a trying time. It can also be an exciting time.
After all, there’s a lot to be done, including updating your resume, applying for positions, setting up phone and face-to-face interviews, collecting information about the companies with which you’re interviewing, etc. The list goes on and on.
Not only that, but the closer you get to receiving an offer of employment, the more exciting the whole process becomes. However, it’s important to remain as objective as possible during the entirety of the process.
That’s because the last thing you want is for excitement and eagerness to cloud your judgment in any way and contribute to carelessness on your part. It’s imperative that you ask the right questions in your quest to determine if the company and its job opening are the right fit for you at this point in your career.
In fact, below are five such questions that you must ask at some point during the interview process (preferably before you accept an offer of employment):
#1—What is the full scope of the job responsibilities?
#2—To whom would I be reporting?
#3—With whom would I be working on projects or in a collaborative fashion?
#4—With which departments would I be working?
#5—How would you describe the company culture?
Not everyone is comfortable asking questions, but doing so is crucial for finding out the information you need to make the best decision you can. The rule of thumb is this one: effective communication almost always leads to accurate expectations . . . and you certainly want to know what to expect in a new job.
In addition, hiring officials will more than likely take notice of your initiative in asking these questions, and that should work in your favor during their deliberations and assessments. It could very well differentiate you from many of the other candidates involved in the process.
So make sure that the five questions above are included in your interview arsenal, and use them to help you decide if the job is the right one for you—and your career.
Time Staffing Inc.