You have been asked back for another round of interviews, and will probably be interviewed by the CEO. How do you prepare for this important meeting? What do you want to know about this potentially new employer?
This is your opportunity to find out about the culture and working relationships you might be having. It’s also the time to see what the new organization values in its employees, if they agree with your values, and if this is a good fit for you.
Here are some suggestions for questions you might consider asking in the interview.
- What have past employees done to succeed in this job?
- What do you see as the top priority for this position over the next three years?
- What are the qualities of a successful manager in this organization?
- What are the challenges that the person in this position may face?
- Do you have any reservations about my qualifications?
The manner in which these questions are answered reveals a good bit about the culture. The questions convey your serious intent in seeking the position. Good luck.
Author: Adrianne Geiger DuMond, Executive Coaches of Orange County, www.ECofOC.org