What questions should you ask the recruiter during
Contributed, April 18, 2019, 7:29 p.m.
When a recruiter asks you if you have any questions, do you have trouble knowing which questions to ask? First of all, it’s better to save questions about vacation time and benefits for the second or even the third interview. In order to demonstrate your interest in the position, make a good impression and ensure that the job and the company are actually a good fit for you, ask for specifics regarding the nature of the work and the company.
Here are a few examples of good questions to ask:
• What are the main challenges of this position?
• What do you expect of your employees?
• What would you like an employee to accomplish in the first six months after they’re hired?
• What are the most important skills and qualities needed for this position?
• What does a typical day look like for someone doing this job?
• Who would I be working with?
• Do you have any hesitations regarding my application or my qualifications?
• Have I answered all of your questions?
• How is employee performance measured?
• Is this a new position? If not, why is the position open?
• How is the work atmosphere?
• Could you describe the culture of the company?
• What is the company’s five-year plan?
• What management style do you encourage?
• How do you manage conflict?
• What is the next step in the recruitment process?
Finally, remember that nothing is worse than asking a question that the recruiter has already answered during the interview. To avoid getting caught without questions, make sure you prepare several. It’s not an interrogation, though, so don’t ask them all!