You did it.
You took that leap and started your job search.
You applied for roles, you re-wrote your CV hundreds of times, and you’ve written just as many cover-letters.
The result so far? You’ve been led on, you’ve been ghosted, and you’ve been straight-up rejected.
This time though? This time you got the interview.
But. That doesn’t make you special. Not yet.
Other candidates got that interview too, and on paper… they could be your twin, or possibly, they’re better than you. Not by much, but it’s enough to give them an edge.
So, what do you do?
You’ve heard it before, but preparation is key, and that includes all the obvious stuff:
Preparation also includes questions.
Questions are how you show that you want this. That you are more invested in this role than all the other candidates. Questions give you a way to demonstrate how much research you’ve done and demonstrate an understanding of the challenges the company may be facing and the changes occurring within the market.
So, questions, there are lots of ways to get them right. There are also a lot of ways to get them wrong.
The kinds of questions you want to be asking will:
What you don’t want are questions that:
We aren’t going to give you a list of questions. If you really wanted to prepare properly you wouldn’t want us to give them to you.
Just remember that the questions should always be specific to the role, the company, the person interviewing you and the industry you’re looking to work in.