A job interview isn’t just about an employer asking you questions; it’s also about the quality of the questions you ask the interviewer. And it’s not just for show, either. “Many people forget that job interviews are a two-way street — and that, when done right, turns into an engaging conversation between the candidate and the interviewer,” says recruiting expert Lisa Kirkpatrick.
6 questions about professional development and performance
For situations where you’re expected to grow in the job, use these questions to find out what kind of career development and performance review processes your potential employer uses. Usually just a question or two about professional development should be enough — after all, you don’t want to look like you’re already interested in “moving on” from the position before you even have it.
- Can you talk about the on-boarding processes for new employees?
- Do you have a mentor system in place?
- How are employees recognized for good performance?
- What training programs are available to your employees?
- What kind of opportunities are available for advancement or professional development?
- Where have successful employees previously in this position progressed to?
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