Questions You Should Be Asking Your Potential Future Employer

April 2, 2015

Career Advice

14929512628_138679d966Most of the time spent prepping for an interview revolves around practicing answers to the questions you know are coming. But what if you dedicated just as much time to practicing questions? Candidates who ask well thought out and researched questions appear more interested, more educated, and may be more likely to land the job offer.

This means that your questions should be tailored to the specific job opening just as your resume and cover letter were. Not any question is going to cut it, but there are a few obvious ones that can lead you in the right direction. To get started, think about these four categories on which you can base your questions:

  • Getting to know the job
  • Getting to know your future coworkers
  • Getting to know the organization
  • Getting to know the hiring process

99u came up with a list of twelve great questions to ask your future employer including some really memorable ones like, “If you’re being honest, what’s the biggest hesitancy about adding me to your team, and what could I do to alleviate this?” Are you brave enough to ask that question? You should be! Read the full article here.

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About Spectrum Brands Careers

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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