When should you use an initiative capture strategy?

By gaining a clear understanding of the employer’s needs through these questions, you can sell yourself accordingly. If you ask these questions (or other questions that interest you most) at the beginning of the interview, you will be in a much better position to successfully complete the rest of the interview

30 questions for HR

  1. How would you describe the corporate culture of the company?
  2. Who do you consider your main competitors? What are your main benefits?
  3. How did the vacancy appear?
  4. What is the organizational structure of the company?
  5. What departments will I interact with?
  6. What is the structure in my department?
  7. Who will be in my submission?
  8. What is the level of staff turnover in the company and what do you do to reduce it?
  9. How are employees evaluated at the end of the year?
  10. What are the criteria for assessing the completion of a probationary period?
  11. What opportunities does the company have for developing and building a career?
  12. How does a company promote personal and professional growth?
  13. What is your company’s policy regarding seminars and trainings so that employees can develop their skills or acquire new ones?
  14. Describe the atmosphere prevailing in the office.
  15. What type of employees succeeds in the company?
  16. What do you like most about working at this company?
  17. Give an example of how I will interact with other departments
  18. What qualities are most appreciated by my future leader?
  19. What are the main requirements a leader makes to a candidate for this vacancy?
  20. In your opinion, what qualities should a candidate have to succeed in this position?
  21. What skills are most important for this job?
  22. Who do you think would be the ideal candidate for this post and how do I look compared to this ideal?
  23. What are the reasons why you cannot make a decision, will I suit you or not?
  24. What details of my experience have you not heard from me or read in my resume?
  25. What doubts do you have regarding the level of my qualifications?
  26. What can I do to help you make a decision?
  27. Tell me what steps will be taken before your company proposes to me?
  28. What other actions should I take to go to the next stage and get this job?
  29. What is the time frame for making a decision, and when can I expect an answer from you?
  30. How is the decision on hiring? And when should I expect a call back?

30 questions for executives and stakeholders

  1. What projects is the company currently working on?
  2. What plans does the company have for introducing new products or new services to the market that I should be aware of?
  3. What are my main responsibilities?
  4. What results do you want me to achieve in the first 3 months?
  5. What goals or objectives should be achieved in the next six months?
  6. What are my KPIs for a year?
  7. What 3 skills do you consider necessary in order to succeed in this job?
  8. What did previous employees do to succeed in this position?
  9. How is the company’s career progression process?
  10. What qualities are most important for promotion in the company?
  11. What is the company’s development strategy for the next five years?
  12. What problems does your company face now? And what does your department do to solve them?
  13. Are there any weaknesses in the department that you are working on to improve the situation?
  14. What difficulties can I encounter if I take this position?
  15. What are the 3 problems that need to be addressed immediately?
  16. When your employees come to you with problems or with the goal of resolving conflicts, how do you respond?
  17. What aspects of the work would you like to improve in the near future?
  18. Are there any planned restrictions or reductions that may affect the budget?
  19. What specific computer hardware and software do you use in your work? When was the last update?
  20. How quickly does a company introduce new technologies?
  21. I read about the executive director of your company in a financial magazine. What can you tell about this?
  22. How do you see your company in three years and how will the employee who will occupy this position affect it?
  23. How do you see your company in five years?
  24. What was the most interesting project that you worked on in this company?
  25. In what projects do you think my knowledge, skills and experience in this industry will come in handy?
  26. How do you evaluate the success of employees in the company?
  27. How do you contribute to the professional growth of a team?
  28. Could you describe to me your management style and the type of employee who works well with you?
  29. Who do you consider your main competitors? Why are you better than them?
  30. What are the reasons why you cannot make a decision, am I suitable for you or not?
  31. In addition to the professional skills necessary for the effective performance of tasks in this position, what additional skills should / should I have in order to bring maximum benefit to the company?

Tip: Imagine that you already got this job. What questions would you ask your supervisor on your first business day. Include them in your list.

As a rule, the beginning and the end of the interview are stored in the memory of the interviewer. Was your story about yourself at the beginning of the meeting amazing? There is very little left to make the end of the meeting convincing and bright by choosing the right questions for yourself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *