/ Asked by Mike
What is the best question you've received from a prospect during an interview?
Answered by Kelly, Hiring Expert at Merck & Co., Inc., on Thursday, February 28, 2013
We have interviewed a lot of really great candidates and have had many thoughtful questions. One question that really stands out to me is being asked, “How does your company recognize and reward talent in terms of career progression?” It really showed me that this candidate was thinking about a long term career with us.
Answered by Rodd, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
There are so many questions that have been asked over the years, and I always appreciate the ones, that make me pause and think- WOW that was a great question. It is important to come prepared with a few questions. I have seen candidates ask the same questions of the interviewers, but also as a way to gauge perspective and consistency with vision. I always like a question, that is prompted by a recent article they read or a challenge they might see in taking on this opportunity.
Answered by Maura, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The best questions I have been asked by candidates demonstrate their interest in the company and their own career growth as well. Any questions that demonstrate you have done your research prior to coming into the interview will set you apart from other candidates. Our company values community involvement and any questions that pertain to how we are involved in the community are always good and are a great conversation. Questions that will highlight or allow you to determine if your values are in line with the organization are important to ask since you are also evaluating if it is place you would enjoy working.
Always visit the organizations website prior to interviewing and develop questions based on your research and what you value personally and in your career.
Answered by Jonathan, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Thursday, March 28, 2013
Honestly, there isn't a particular question that's ever truly blown me away - however I do appreciate when folks ask what I would change about the company I'm working for vs. only focusing on everything that's working really well.  I enjoy having thoughtful discussions that hit every side of the equation rather than only speaking to the, "rosey" side of an opportunity and/or company.
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