Sometimes the best way to show initiative in an interview is to ask a few bright questions, go on, impress your future bosses!
Here are 7 questions you MUST ask in your next interview...
1) What is the working environment like?
// Employers love to talk about themselves, this is a great question to uncover what it's really like to work at the company. If you see enthusiasm then it's a pretty good bet that this is a good place to work.
2) Is there autonomy in the role - Can I use my own initiative?
// Highlight to your employer that you are willing to take the bull by the horns and to go above and beyond what the minimum requires. Employers don't like to micro-manage employees so they will be impressed with this question!
3) What long term career progression is there?
// No business likes a high staff turnover, this question shows employers you are in it for the long haul!
4) Why did YOU join X company?
// Highlight your curious side and gain insight into what made other people join their business.
5) Can I meet the team? or What is the team dynamic like?
// Show interest in the team environment, meet them, and influence the influencers.
6) Do you have any social events?
// Understand the bigger picture! Employers love staff who contribute outside the office and buy into the complete corporate culture. This question says "I'm up for it!"
7) What time does the office open / shut?
// Show that you're a hard worker! This question implies that you are prepared to go beyond the standard 9 to 5. It is also a nice way of teasing out the working hours without asking it as a direct question.
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