Among the questions during job interview that applicants seem don’t contemplate to answer is “do you have question about our company?” Though it is okay if not, but perhaps you might miss the chance to know your potential boss and his company. Indeed, job interview is not only meant for human resource officers and employer to assess you. It is also a way to save yourself from a mismatch employment.
According to CIO, the aftermath of not minding the corporate culture of your employer is either you resign or experience termination. To avoid a big mistake in your career, they recommended to meticulously search information about the company and analyze how the hiring officers treat you during your job application. In their interview with Elaine Varelas, the managing partner of executive coaching firm Keystone Partners shared that if you received calls directly from the hiring manager it could mean lack of bureaucracy and better hiring procedure inside their company.
Meanwhile, they also suggested that job seekers should also observe their prospect employer’s office set-ups, current employees, and willingness to share information. Furthermore, Varelas advised not to forget to ask company’s development programs.
“If you want to land a good job and be happy, it’s really important to ask the right questions,” “The Truth About Trust in Business” author Vanessa Hall shared, also via CIO. Hall also advised to ask employer’s values and styles in managing people.
In connection to other questions you may ask about your potential boss, Forbes suggested inquire about the qualities of person they’re seeking, the you team you’ll work with in case you get the job, their hesitation about you, the next step in your application process, what the hiring manager like about his or her company, and the particular problem their current employees facing. According to Forbes, the latter question indicates you’re interested to become of the solution.
“Failing to realize someone is a terrific boss is a very costly mistake, perhaps even more costly than failing to realize someone is a bad boss,” “It’s Not the How or the What but the Who” author and a senior adviser at global executive search firm Egon Zehnder Claudio Fernández-Aráoz shared in an interview with Harvard Business Review. On the other note, HBR’s report suggest to believe in your gut feeling during your application process. Somehow your instinct already giving you signals not to push through with your application.