For a few different reasons -- including the fact that the Millennial generation is now working itself into a position of authority in today's workforce -- the relationships between an interviewer and interviewee is changing. Today, people who sit down for interviews are more than likely to ask a few questions on their own to find out if there's a suitable fit with the companies they are being considered for.
Of course going into a job interview and being expected to ask a few questions of your own making can be a daunting experience for people who've never done this previously. That said, here's a list of five areas that you should ask potential employers about during job interviews to help things go smoothly.
Get Personal. There's nothing really wrong with trying to establish a connection with the job interviewer so that he can see another layer to your personality and add something to the process he might like. Asking them what they enjoy personally about working for the firm you're interviewing for shows enthusiasm. The answer you get will help establish a personal connection with the person who is interviewing you as well as let you know how they feel about the company that you are applying to work for.
What Makes The Perfect Candidate. It's a good idea to try to get as much information about what the company is looking for as possible. This is one of the open ended questions that will bring a sense of transparency to the interviewer and you'll be able to get a greater understanding of what they're looking for and fill in any blanks that you haven't already been able to.
Development Possibilities. It's important for the younger generation to find out what the possibilities are with each company for personal and professional development. Asking about that during an interview will show that you are interested in becoming a valuable asset to the firm and you'll learn what you'll get in return.
Review Process. It's important to remember that each and every company you interview for will more than likely handle performance reviews in some fashion. Having a good handle on what's expected here will help you to know if you can develop and grow with any particular place.
A Little Bit Of The Past. It's okay to ask what might be considered invasive questions like something about why your predecessor left the company in the first place. By taking a careful look at the body language of the interviewer when you ask this question you'll be able to see if there are any warning signs for you to consider not accepting the job.
Making an educated decision about any job offer with a well-planned strategy should include preplanning the right questions to ask. Finding out what you can about the office culture is another important step in making an informed decision. Finally, it's also a good idea to find out what you can about the financial health of the company that you are thinking about working for.