One question I get asked all the time is “What are good questions to ask an employer at the end of my interview?” While I advise to make questions specific to the job function/employer/industry and questions that arise from your interview conversation are best, job seekers are always looking to have a few standard questions to store in their memory banks in case they freeze.
- How do you share information and performance expectations with your employees?
- What do your employees like most about working here? What do your employees find most challenging about working here?
- How are employees held accountable for making a difference in their jobs?
- What are common characteristics that your most successful (insert job title – ex: merchandising analysts) have in common? What are common areas where new employees have had difficulty?
- Do you have any reservations about me that I can address at this time? (Given to me by some sales’ guys who say they like to address any concerns an employer may have)
- What metrics will be used in performance evaluations for this position?