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Questions to ask the recruiter

In this article, Heather Jacksic gives advice about asking questions back to the recruiter as a way to learn more and show interest.
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At the end of the interview, you will often be asked if you have any questions for the interviewer. It’s a good idea to prepare some in advance so that you don’t draw a blank.

You should never say that you don’t have any questions because then you will seem uninterested and the recruiter might assume you no longer want the position.

Write down some questions before you go to an interview and take them with you or keep them on a handy note if your meeting is digital.

You will likely have a number of specific questions about the role itself and what your tasks would include, but some general questions to ask any company could include:

  • What are the main challenges that need solving?
  • What are your expectations of me in the first 30 days? 6 months? A year?
  • Who will I be working with and who will be my direct manager?
  • What kind of person does well at this job?
  • Is there room for growth or development in this position?
  • How will I be evaluated? How do you measure results?

Remember that even if the recruiter has answered all of your questions during the interview, you can always ask for more details about any of these questions. That way, you will still seem interested in the position.

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