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6 Must-Ask Interview Questions

6 Must-Ask Interview Questions

Joe Turner | Monster.com

5. What are the company’s five-year sales and profit projections?

Why You Need to Ask: You need to know about the future of the company you plan to spend several years of your life working for. It doesn’t have to be this exact question. For example, you might want to ask about the company’s future plans for new products and services or any planned market expansion. Of course, you’ve done your own research, but nothing can beat an insider’s observations and insights. This also shows you’ve done your homework and are serious about this company.

6. What’s our next step?

Why You Need to Ask: This is your closing and the most important question to ask at the end of the interview. You need to know what happens after this point. Many books advise asking for the job now, but most people may feel too intimidated to bluntly do so. And with more candidates already scheduled for interviews, the company is not likely to make you an offer yet. You may also need to do some additional research on the company, making it too early to ask for the job.

A good compromise: Take the lead and set a plan for follow-up. You’ll also be able to gauge the company’s enthusiasm with the answer. Don’t forget to ask for your interviewer’s direct phone number and the best time to call.

What to Remember

As a job seeker, the key to a good interview is to find out as much about your potential employer as possible. Asking these six questions will not only make you appear more committed as a candidate, but will also give you better insight into both the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead for you.

[As a recruiter, Joe Turner has spent the past 15 years finding and placing top candidates in some of the best jobs of their careers. He makes it easy for anyone to find and land the job they really want — all on their own in the shortest time possible. Discover more insider job search secrets by visiting Job Change Secrets.]

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    kd_aman

    over 4 years ago

    72 comments

    I was hoping these would be more relevant to nursing. Some of the ways the questions are formed there, it sounds more like a desk job type business you're interviewing at.

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    scheria

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Good questions. It may be good to find out in advance what the company's policy is on client/patient complaints of abuse or neglect.

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    Hilary

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    These are great questions. I think it's important for candidates to remember that they are interviewing the company as much as the company is interviewing them!

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    nursesourcer

    about 5 years ago

    108 comments

    Great questions! Most importantly: ask questions, always! You might also want to inquire about subjects dear to your heart, i.e. growth potential for your personal career goals; ask & learn about the culture in the facility; learn about performance goals & how they measure success; learn more about your future manager: how do they approach issues & what are they expecting of you in your role; last but not least inquire about their interview process - what can you expect to happen next. Good luck!

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