Know What Questions To Ask During A Job Interview

It's nerve-wracking enough worrying about how best to answer interview questions. Unfortunately, it's also important to ask questions during the exchange. Weblog Lifehack.org details how best to turn the tables with a list of seven noteworthy questions to raise.

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Apart from inquiring about your day-to-day responsibilities and opportunities for career advancement, Lifehack suggests you ask the following: "How do you feel that I measure up to your requirements for this position?"

The author argues that far too many candidates take a passive role during job interviews, and though it may come across as pushy, it's better to know upfront if there's any reason you might not be offered the job. By extension, if it turns out that you really want the job, you can then use the opportunity to counter any holes in your resume by detailing relevant experience or other skills you have. Taking a more proactive role during interviews is also important because it allows you to steer some of the conversation, and therefore leave more of the impression you want.

Hit up the post for their full list of questions to ask prospective employers, then let's hear any other questions you'd suggest posing in the comments.

Seven Great Questions to Ask At a Job Interview [Lifehack]


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    I recently got offered 2 jobs at the same time, which I believe was entirely down to the interviews.

    I made a concious effort during the interview to write down at least one question on my trusty Moleskine which showed I was paying attention and wanted to know more.

    I then asked "Where do you think the company will be in 5 years time?"
    In both cases, I loved their answers ("expanding" sums it up nicely), so I took notes, which then got them to open up more about personal goals, etc.

    Using tips I've read mostly here on Lifehacker, I nailed both interviews and got offered a job at both places within the day.

    And to top it off, I'm a graduate programmer - an inexperienced person in a niche market.

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