Although a recruiter will ask the majority of questions during an interview, it’s important that interviewees ask their own questions. Not only is this an effective way to participate, it shows you have a genuine interest, which can give you an edge over other candidates. Here are the best questions to ask your recruiter.
What makes someone successful?
The definition of success can vary considerably from one employer to the next. This question will tell you which specific factors will position you to thrive if you’re hired. You will have an inside track on which behaviors an employer values the most and which elements of your performance will be evaluated. This also tells a recruiter you’re committed to being a standout employee and you’re willing to go the extra mile.
How will you determine success?
Maybe an employee’s success is primarily based on their productivity and output. Or maybe it’s having a strong work ethic and being reliable. It’s helpful to know how an employer assesses an employee’s performance. This way you’ll know which areas to place the bulk of your attention if you’re hired.
What qualities and qualifications are preferred?
Qualities factor heavily to company culture, so it’s common for an employer to have a list of qualities an ideal candidate will possess. For instance, they may value someone who is self-motivated, dependable, has a positive attitude, etc. Their response should shed some light onto how well you would fit in with their culture.
In terms of qualifications, an employer may be seeking employees with a certain level of education or specific certifications. This tells you if your qualifications are in line with what’s required and if there’s any wiggle room.
What does an average workday look like?
You probably have a good idea of the job duties you would be responsible for if hired. But this question is great for clarifying the details so you’ll know exactly what the job entails.
Asking questions during an interview is more important than you may think. Professional recruiter Angela Smith states, “If an applicant doesn’t have any questions for me, that’s a red flag. I’m thinking that they either don’t care or can’t be bothered to do research about my company.” Asking the questions listed here will demonstrate your interest, impress your recruiter and increase your chances of landing the job.
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