With this specific question the interviewer wants to give you the chance to gather all the information you need. He is also trying to find out how interested you are in the role and the objectives of the company. After all, a job interview is a two-way-process and you are trying to find out if the job is good enough for you, not just if you are good enough for the job.
Careers24 invited, Matthew Aylen, Regional Director of Initiate International to talk about the importance of asking questions at a job interview. Matthew’s questions add value to any interview, encourage debate and help you to understand where you would fit in with the company and what potential concerns of the employer are with regards to employing you for this position.
Years of experience in recruiting candidates across Digital Marketing, IT and Foreign Languages have made Matthew the ideal person to coach you through any job inteview.
Here are his top five interview questions:
- “What do you think I could bring to add value to the company?”
- “Do you have any concerns I need to clear up in order to be the top candidate for this position?”
- “What’s the make-up of the team in terms of their experience?”
- “What are the values that this company values most and how could my work add further value?”
- “When key people leave the company where do they go and why do they leave?”
Do you have an interview lined-up, or are you getting itchy feet coming to the end of 2014? Then watching this video should be part of your job interview preparation.