I was reading Penelope Trunk’s post “4 interview questions you should never ask“,
Most interviews reach a pause when the hiring manager says, â€œDo you have any questions for me?â€ In a world of workplace transparency the most common response to this question would be, â€œNo. I have no questions. I am sick of job hunting. Give me a job.â€ But alas, you must play the interview game. So ask three or four questions as a way to convey that you have options, even if, in fact, you do not.
Your questions should convey: â€œIâ€™m trying to find out more about this position to decide if Iâ€™m interested.â€ But you cannot say that flat out without sounding like an arrogant pain in the butt.
Very interesting post, so I thought I will put few questions I will be asking my employer or the hiring manager (apart from doing a good research on the company, job profile, working culture, products/services, market review, boss, vision)
- Can I know a little more about my team members and more about my team leader. (Very very important question, if you can get a right team then you can win the world)
- Do you have small teams?
- How independent are those small teams?
- What is done to keep the teams updated with the latest happenings (since I am into tech field it is a very important factor for innovation)?
- What are external affairs a team member is involved with like conferences, group discussions, panels, interviews, article writing e.t.c?
- How empowered will I be to make decisions?
- Do we have company gatherings to discuss about company affairs and culture? Who all attend it? (may be, may not be)
WILL I GET ALL SATURDAYS OFF? I will be framing more questions soon :). If someone can hire me for INR 50k per month with 4 working days that I can do research on other 2 days (just another dream :)).