After the job interview ends, there is always that part some tired interviewer asks: “Do you have any questions for us?”
Your answer is always: “Yes, when can l get feedback from you?”
You are not being smart! Challenge those people. There could be a dumb person in that panel and after roasting you for an hour or so, when it is your turn, make them look for answers in each other’s eyes.
I will share with you the things l was taught. Ask questions like:
– What is the structure of the area I’m going to work in?
– Who will l report to?
– How do you see the area developing over the next two years?
– What are the immediate priorities for this position?
– What career progression opportunities exist here?
– What training and development opportunities are available here?
– How is performance measured in this organization?
Don’t just giggle and say you have no questions. Ask them open ended questions that require explanation.
Ideally, research on the organization, their products or services in advance and ask questions on what they do, how they do it, why they do it and how their clients, customers or beneficiaries feel about what they do.
The dumb will recoil and those who love merit in the panel will love and pick you.
By Eric Ochanji II