There’s a mountain of articles and tips out there about how to prepare for a job interview. So much emphasis is put on what you can do for a company. But don’t forget about the other side of the coin. How do you flip the script on the interviewer to find out what they can do for you? Here are five important areas to focus on when it’s your turn to ask the tough questions:
1. Research the mission statement and values of the company.
- Does it line up with your mission and values?
- Do the leaders of this company demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values?
- What kinds of opportunities will your position allow for so you can help the company pursue the mission statement and values?
2. Review the benefits that the company provides.
- What material benefits are included (medical, dental, paid time off, 401k)?
- What other benefits are included (flexible working schedule, ability to telecommute, perks from vendors, participation in company driven philanthropic efforts)?
3. Find out what their customers are saying.
- Companies with happy customers tend to have happy employees. Check out the company’s pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and similar social media platforms. What are the comments like? Mostly positive or negative?
- How does the company respond to comments?
4. Assess the workplace culture.
- Does it fit your personality?
- If you’re a people person and the company focuses heavily on research and numbers, is that going to be a good fit for you?
- What’s the dress code? Do they have casual Fridays?
- If you’re hired, will you work in a cubicle, at a desk, in your own office with a door?
- Does your team ever go to lunch together or hang out after work?
5. Determine if working for that company will enhance your résumé.
- What new skills will you acquire by working for this employer?
- Do they tend to be early adopters of new technology, giving you the chance to learn those skills and stay competitive with your résumé?
If you find an interviewer that can genuinely answer these questions to your satisfaction, then that job may be a keeper. Happy interviewing! Learn more about online healthcare degrees and on-campus healthcare programs by clicking on over to UltimateMedical.edu. There, you’ll also find details about how Career Services helps students look for jobs when they graduate from UMA.