Developing Thoughtful Questions to Ask in Your Interview

Once you land an interview, not only should you prepare how you’ll frame your experiences and accomplishments, but you should also be prepared to ask thoughtful questions.

Gabriel Lucas

Dec 7, 2021

Developing Thoughtful Questions to Ask in Your Interview

For most candidates, the opportunity to ask a question provides a chance to get insight into the situation.  But that is rarely the right strategy.  A pivotal moment occurs when the tables are turned and candidates can ask a couple of questions. First, savvy applicants design questions to show their high interest in a position.  Second, they want to show their ability to ask thought-provoking, insightful, and guiding questions — as executives often are called on to do.  In sum, treat your questions as a chance to continue showing both your eagerness and leadership skills, and not just as a rote fact-finding moment. This is often a missed opportunity for candidates but most definitely a moment to remember for those on the other side of the table.

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