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Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Interviews are a two-way street

By: The De Lacy Executive Recruitment Team

It's time to turn it back on the interviewer!

Whether you're applying to a Fertiliser Sales Advisor, a Farm Manager, or a Cattle Genetics position, the interview is a critical part of the hiring process - not only for employers, but also for you, the candidate.

It always sparks our attention here at De Lacy Executive Recruitment when candidates ask us thoughtful questions about the role or the hiring organisation during the interview process.

It's important for you to ask questions to see if the role and company culture is a good fit for you - but this is something that is often overlooked.

By asking thought-provoking questions, you're not only displaying interest in the company, you're showing that you've done your research and you're an intelligent individual.

In today's digital age, much information is available online so avoid generic questions - dig deep and show them you've done your homework.

These questions will also help you determine whether the role or ogranisation is right for you.

A good tip is to reserve your questions until the end of the interview. Why? Some questions that you have on your list may be answered throughout the interview.

There are some questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no response, but when asking the interviewer questions, stick to the ones that create an open dialogue between yourself and the employer.

Here is a list of some great questions you should ask during your next interview:

  • How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?
  • What qualities are most important to have to excel in this role?
  • How does this role fit in with the overall structure of the business?
  • Are there areas of growth and advancement within the company?
  • What is your favourite part about working at the company?

On the other side of the spectrum, we include some question areas that you shouldn't ask about during an interview (these can be kept for negotiations once you have received a job offer):

  • Salary/Promotions
  • Time off
  • Benefits

If you have any questions about how you can best prepare for an interview, don't hesitate to reach out to us at De Lacy.

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