3 Can’t-Miss Questions to Ask in Your Next Interview

October 14, 2014

Career Advice

You’re not the only one who should be asking questions during your next interview. Remember this: you should be interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. Don’t you want to be happy in this new job? Then ask away! After all, you don’t have to accept your next job offer. You can wait until the right one comes along. Be sure to dive deep into the position and the company by asking intelligent questions. Here are some few inquiries to keep in mind during your next interview:

1. Who will I be working with?
Learn how big the team is, what their roles are, and who they are. Ask how you will fit into this arrangement. Who will you be working with most closely? Who will support you? Who will you support? These are the kinds of questions that will help reveal the true nature of your potential position.

2. What unique skills do I need to succeed in this position?
You know the minimum requirements of this position as stated in the job description, but there’s always more to the day-to-day responsibilities. For example, will there be a lot of meetings? Perhaps public speaking skills will be of help. Will there be a lot of deadlines to juggle? Perhaps extreme organizational skills and a level head will put you a step ahead of the rest.

3. How can I make your job easier?
If you’re interviewing with your boss, learn how your role complements theirs. Maybe simply meeting your deadlines is all that’s asked of you. But perhaps there’s room to grow like a project left untouched or a meeting that always gets overlooked. At the very least, showing interesting in how you can make your potential new boss’s life easier will score you major brownie points — and hopefully a job offer.

 

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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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