The Best Questions to Ask in Your Next Interview

June 20, 2013

Career Advice

Questions to ask in the interviewAn interview is not an interrogation. It’s a two-way conversation. And in order to do make your interview an interesting and intelligent meeting of two individuals, you’ll have to pull your own weight. Fear not! We’ve pulled together a list of general interview questions that will highlight you as a superstar candidate. Memorize these questions, tailor them to each interview, and — most importantly — listen to the responses. Ask relevant follow-up questions to keep the conversation flowing

  • What are some qualities you’re looking for in the ideal candidate?
  • What where some great qualities of the previous person who held this position?
  • What do you consider the biggest challenges of this position?
  • How can this position best help the team –and the company — succeed?
  • What is expected of this position beyond the job description?
  • What are the goals of this position? Of the department?
  • What is the career track for this position?

For the advanced interviewer, here are the difficult questions you can dive into regarding the history of the position and the company. For beginners, find even more conversation-sparking inquiries by reading our post on 5 questions to ask during an informational interview.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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