When you’re going through the interview process, you rarely have a good sense of how many other candidates you’re up against. But you want to do everything you can to stand apart from the crowd and make a solid impression as one of the better candidates. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of every opportunity you have to shine during an interview.

If you’re like most applicants, there’s one part of the interview that can leave you feeling caught off guard, and that’s when you’re asked what questions you have. In this post from the technical recruitment services at One Tech, we’re breaking down some standout questions to help you get noticed during your next job interview. To connect with our technical and engineering recruiters, give us a call today.

1.    Tell me about the company culture.

Even if you’re a perfect candidate for the job, it’s important that your professional and personal goals mesh well with the company culture of an organization. Details like whether risk-taking is encouraged, how employees are affected by a company’s values, flexibility of work arrangements, and how conflict is resolved all play an important role in company culture. Showing a hiring manager that you understand this is important, but it’s also just as important to know ahead of time if the company isn’t a great fit for you.

2.    What are the company’s growth-minded goals?

No matter how much you love a job when you’re first hired or how exciting you believe your future would look in an organization, every organization has areas it needs to work on. Asking this question gives you some insight into areas the company is working on improving and how you could possibly play a role in this growth.

3.    What do employees love most about working here?

This question is really an opportunity to delve a little deeper into what the company culture is like. Ideally, your interviewer will respond enthusiastically with a list of reasons employees enjoy their work environment. If their answers seem a bit vague or hesitant, it may indicate an unhealthy work environment.

4.    What are your biggest goals for this position?

This question gives you a chance to look ahead to the types of expectations the company has for the position you’re applying for and any metrics that might be used in determining how well they’ve been met. This also gives you and the interviewer some more time to talk about how well you would fit this position. 

Get Hired Today With Our Technical Recruiting Services

If you’re tired of the interview process or you’d rather spend some time experiencing different company cultures before making a long-term commitment, One Tech Engineering can help.

To connect with our technical recruiting services about technical drafting jobs and recruiting, call 952.884.9199 or contact us online today.