• 07 December 2018
  • Recruitment Room

Ask a recruiter: What sort of questions should I ask at an interview?

We’re starting a new blog series titled 'Ask a recruiter' where we’ll be sharing questions we receive about interviews, CVs, the application process, and really anything our candidates might be concerned or curious about. Each week we’ll be answering one question that comes up in conversation with candidates; this week’s being about interview questions.

An EMEA VAT Analyst based in London asks: “What sort of questions should I ask at an interview?”

That’s a great question and one that comes up quite a lot! You’ll want to be asking questions that - assuming you get the job offer - will massively help in your decision making process. I always suggest to my candidates to break down their questions into three categories.

Micro | Macro | Personal

What do these mean though?

Micro

Find out what’s taking place within the team. The day to day tasks, team structure, and training you might have.

Macro

It’s the bigger picture. See if there are company developments or growth plans in the pipeline. How does the team influence the company on a broader scale?

Personal

Everyone loves to be asked about themselves! Check out the interviewer’s LinkedIn or company profile and ask them something specific about their experiences. This achieves three things:

  • You'll boost your interviewer's ego.
  • You'll showcase that you've done your research.
  • You'll come away with an understanding of the personal experience of someone who has been there and done it!

 

Sound career advice. Always under 200 words. 

Tune in for our next installment of 'Ask a recruiter'. If you want to get in touch about a question you'd like to ask us, contact our team.

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