Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Importance of Interview Questions

As aspiring PR professionals, we have learned that being prepared with questions to ask the interviewer during an interview can make or break whether or not you will get hired for the position. However, I’m sure that at least once when we were asked “Do you have any questions for me,” we may have replied with a disappointing “I don’t think so.” This is not something that we want to do. Here are some key reasons why asking questions in an interview is important:

Shows you are genuinely interested in the position:
If you come into the interview and have done your research on the company or person performing the interview, asking questions will let them know that you care about the company and aren’t just looking for any old job.

Questions leave a good impression:
Being prepared with great questions for the interview will set you apart from other candidates who did not ask informed questions. This will leave the interviewer impressed and they are more likely to want to hire you.

Helps you make a decision about the company or position:
An interview is not just for the company to decide if they want to hire you; it is also for you to decide if you would like to work for the company! Asking questions is your chance to find out whether the position will be a right fit for you.

Now that we have reviewed why asking questions during an interview are so important, what are some good questions to ask? Check out this article I found on PR Daily titled“6 interview questions that will make any employer want to hire you” with some great question ideas to prepare you for your next interview!
What are some questions you find are important to ask during an interview? Share them with us!

This guest blog post was written by PRowl Public Relations staff member Kaitlyn Mashack.

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