22 Unique Interview Questions to Ask Employers

10 Jan 2023
Going to job interviews can be exciting but incredibly stressful - especially when it comes to asking your prospective employer questions at the end of the interview.

However, asking those questions can be the deciding factor between you and other candidates, helping you secure the role. It is also a great way to get a better understanding of the job you’re applying for. 

One way to alleviate pre-interview anxiety is by researching the company you’re talking to, and preparing some questions you can ask during your job search. 

The importance of interview questions 

The saying goes, ‘by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’, and this couldn’t ring truer when it comes to prepping those all important questions. By arming yourself with just one or two questions beforehand:
  Don’t forget, an interview is a two-way conversation that should help you identify whether the role is right for you, as well as you being a good fit for the company. So:
  Here at Ingeus, having supported more than 500,000 people to find suitable, lasting work, we understand just how overwhelming your employment journey can feel at times, so to help, we’ve pulled together some constructive questions that you can ask at every interview. 

Questions to ask at your interview 

Finding out more about the company

Digging into the company is a great way to show you’ve done your research, and are interested in the future success of the business. Questions surrounding plans and competitors can put you ahead of the competition, as it gives you the opportunity to talk about your own skillset as well. 

Questions about career development, goals and success

When you ask about professional development and career advancement, you’ll get a better understanding about expectations of the role. These questions will also show you how the company views success, how they reward their team and what is important to them.

Getting to know the interviewer

Questions about your interviewer’s experience within the company will give them an opportunity to talk about themself, helping you build a rapport with them. This will also give you more insight into the company and what their day to day working life may look like. 

Finding out about workplace culture and teamwork 

A company that encourages and practises teamwork often has increased job satisfaction and promotes personal growth and development. Additionally, asking these questions surrounding company culture and values will help you understand if your values and beliefs align with the organisation you’re interviewing with. 

Understanding the role 

Questions about the role will give you more insight into company structure and the bigger picture of team dynamics. It will also help you determine whether the job is right for you.

Finding a job with Ingeus

If you have been unemployed for a while and need employment advice, or if you have a health condition or a disability and are looking for work, then Ingeus delivers services including the Work and Health Programme and Restart Scheme which could help you get back into work.

If you’d like some support and guidance in finding a job, speak to Ingeus today. 

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