As a recruiter one of the biggest errors I saw candidates make and one of the main reasons for failing to get the job offer was insufficient preparation. At the core of the preparation is knowing what questions to ask.
Question 2 “What skills do you require for this position?”
Just because you’ve seen the job advertisement and seen the list of skills and experience required, you should avoid *thinking* you know exactly what the employer wants.Why? The person who wrote the advertisement may not be the same person who is interviewing you.
Question 3 “Do you have any reservations about my suitability for the role?”
The most effective time to ask this questions is towards the end of the interview.The purpose is to:– a) Invite the interviewer to give a frank assessment of whether they will offer you the job and;– b) To demonstrate your commitment to securing the job.