500 Questions: About the Company, Part Two

All companies face challenges now and then. What do you think our company’s challenges are? How would you help us to overcome them?

Speak firmly from your past experience about company challenges and let the interviewer know that you would bring to the company a positive, dedicated, professional attitude.

What do you know about our company?

Employers want to know how much you’ve researched their organization. This question will allow you the opportunity to impress your potential employer – if you’ve done your homework.

Have you heard any rumors about our company that concern you?

It is not likely that you would be interviewing with a company that concerned you. Let the interviewer know that from your pre-interview research, you compiled a positive profile about the company and its products and services.

Are you familiar with the background and history of our company?

This is a question asked to discover if you have spent time prior to your interviewing in researching the company, its background, and its policies. Show your diligence here and let the interviewer know that you know more than the average person.

If we were to hire you, what expectations would you have of our company?

You should have a realistic understanding of the work and time required. Do not walk in with a list of demands. Give one or two examples from your current work experience that explain why you are interviewing for the position. Focus on your desire for greater challenge. Make sure you point out why you believe the job at hand provides the additional responsibility you’re seeking.

How can you contribute to our company?

You should demonstrate to the interviewer that your skills and experience will advance the goals of the company.

What type of organization do you work with most effectively?

Focus on the positive here. What type of employee or colleague would you want to be? Keep in mind that the interviewer wants to find out how well you would fit in with the other personalities in the company. Know how well the other personalities in the company would suit you.

What do you know about our services or products?

Interviewers are searching for individuals who have a desire to work for their organization. If you are knowledgeable about their goods and services, you are more likely to be remembered by your interviewer. Let the interviewer know that you have thoroughly investigated the company and understand what it has to offer…you have done your homework! Interviewers are searching for individuals who have a desire to work for their organization. If you are knowledgeable about their goods and services, you are more likely to be remembered by your interviewer.