Job interviews seem to have a thousand components to consider. After the resume has been polished, the perfect professional outfit must be worn. And of course, you must be prepared to answer numerous questions with generous recounts of your experience and skills. The last thing on anyone’s mind is what you should be asking in the interview. Here, however, are the three types of questions that will make you look informed, smart, and most importantly – employable – in any job interview.
Get Some Facts
First and foremost, ask a question about the company itself. A quick Google search will suffice to bluff your way through. Peacocking (with no actual knowledge) is a skill that every successful young adult possesses, but it’s always better to have a base of information to build on. The more specific the better. Look up the kind of work that they are involved in, and state your interest in this.
When asked if you have any questions, simply say something like, I really wanted to hear about the social support you offered the local community. Are you thinking of doing this again this year? This shows the interviewer that you’re not only interested in this specific business, but also that you have an idea of the type of work you and the group will be doing.
Pick A Project
An easier option (which is the option we all want) is to research the specific tasks or projects that the corporation has been involved with. This stream of enquiry could go, I saw you did research management for Smart.Co, are you going to be involved in similar projects again in the future?
This style of question signals that you are interested in certain function, and show that you have considered a future within the establishment. It demonstrates to the interviewer that you are a forward thinker with a clear idea of your capabilities in mind. Likewise, their answer will help you figure out the nature of roles that would be available if you got the job. And if you actually want to get the job. Because you want to know that the company suits you, as well as you suiting the company.
The Humble Brag
Another excellent way to impress at your job interview is to subtly show off your own skills. Yes, finally, it’s time to be a good millennial and turn the conversation to yourself. Simply state, I’ve worked a lot with digital marketing in the past, would I have the opportunity to do something like this with the firm? Listing your skills with your experience is an easy and effective way to ground your abilities, and prove that you’re not just posturing. Of course, a little embellishment is expected. However, this sort of response is a great means to simultaneously show the unique and comprehensive skills you are bringing to their business, and differentiate you from others applying. This additionally defines what you want from the company, and how you want to further your career.