Hiring managers want you to ask questions!

The right (or wrong) job could have a huge impact on your career and quality of life. So you should 100% ask questions!

If you’re new to the interview process, you may not know what to ask. In this article, we came up with a list of some good questions to ask that will help you show the hiring manager that you’re serious about the job.

Starting with a new company is always a complicated process. There are forms to fill out, training to take place, equipment to be assigned and security access to be granted. You might not start doing the actual job for a few weeks, so it’s best to know upfront what to expect.
Remember, not only are they interviewing you to see if you’re the right person, but you’re interviewing them to see if it’s the right job. By giving you a breakdown of a typical day will let you know if it’s a job you really want or not. Plus, it’ll give you some ideas about what specific skills and strengths will be needed to succeed.
Getting an idea for the company’s expectations will give you a benchmark to strive for. While you’re at it, ask about expectations for the position in six months and one year to know how far the company expects you to develop.

Knowing that the company expects you to succeed is a given. Knowing how they measure that success will let you know where to focus your attention.

Again, the interview isn’t just for the hiring manager. It’s also for you to decide if you want the job. Finding out about the company culture and work environment will help you decide if you’re a good fit.

When you ask a hiring manager about their own personal experience, they tend to shift from a company employee to a real person. They’ll be honest if they love their job but if they don’t like it, they’ll probably be more clinical and reserved in their answer. Keep their response in mind when you’re deciding if you want the job.

Money isn’t everything and you don’t want to make yourself miserable by taking a job that you hate. Learn about all of the perks and rewards and you’ll discover new reasons to accept the offer.
If the company doesn’t have a plan for the future, that will tell you a lot about their direction. And the last thing you want to do is board a sinking ship!
Asking this question gives the hiring manager the opportunity to tell you exactly how you can make the biggest impact once you get the job. It’s basically a cheat code for learning how to meet and exceed their expectations.
Everyone always wants a second chance to make their first impression. Well, this is yours. By asking this question, you create the opportunity to specifically address any issues or questions they may have about what you’ve said or about your experience and skills.
This is really helpful if you’re like most of us that agonize over whether or not you should have heard back from them or not. Obsessing over your phone to see if they’ve called or emailed will give you some major anxiety so having an idea as to when they should be reaching out will give you a chance to relax after the interview.

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