/ Asked by Tommy
What question do you ALWAYS ask during an interview? I'm preparing for a round of interviews and trying to anticipate what I'll be asked.
Answered by Chris, Hiring Expert at The Schwan Food Company, on Friday, January 11, 2013
You would most always be asked, "Why are in interested in our company/role." It's very important that you are specific in your answer. The best way to answer this questions is to study the company website and pull out a couple specific pieces of information and use these in your answer. Answers could include you having a passion about the product or service. You could be drawn to their company values. In any case, be honest with your answer.
You should also be prepared to align your previous experience with bullet points on the job description. The more these two things align, the higher the likelihood the interviewer will see you as a match for the role.
Answered by Dawn, Hiring Expert at Daikin Applied, on Monday, January 14, 2013
I always ask the following questions:

1. Tell me about a time that you disagreed with a policy or procedure.  What was the policy and why did you disagree with it?
2. What has been your most significant professional accomplishment thus in your career?
3. Tell me about a time that you had conflict with a co-worker.
4. Tell me about a recommendation that you made?  What did you recommend and what was the process to implement it?
5. What questions do you have for me?
Answered by Carrie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I always ask “What drew you to this role” or “What motivated you to apply for this position” or “Why do you think this is the next step for you in your career path.”
Think through your motivation and prepare a thoughtful response that not only focuses on how this role will advance your career goals but also how you can add value to this specific position, department and company.
Answered by Dustin, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, February 4, 2013
"Are there any questions you have for me?"
This is probably one of the most important questions during the interview process. Not having any questions prepared for the interviewer may be taken as a sign of lack of interest or little preparation/study on the company you are interviewing with. I have yet to meet a recruiter who hasn't remembered a candidate who asked insightful and targeted questions at the close of the interview.
Additionally, be sure to have a strong closing statement that summarizes your key strengths and what you will deliver on if offered the role. You would be surprised at the number of candidates who simply thank the interviewer and do not properly close the interview in a strong fashion.
Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
There are a few questions that are standard for me when conducting interviews.
1- Why are you interested in this role? (helps me get a sense of person’s motivation and how they want to advance their career)
2- What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date? (helps me understand what is important to them and why)
3- What questions do you have for me? (helps me to see how much they have researched this role and how critically they are thinking of us as an employer)
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