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Getting an interview is an exciting part of the job search process and it means you may be one step closer to finding your dream career. The interview provides the opportunity for the potential employer to get to know you to determine if you would be a good fit for the position. What many people overlook, however, is that an interview also provides a chance for you to decide if the job is one that you will be happy in.

During your next interview, take the time to ask some key questions that will help you to determine if the job is one you’re likely to enjoy and succeed at. Some of the questions to ask about the position include:

Why is there an open position?

It is important to know if the job was just created, if the last person got promoted, or why the last person left. This will give you insight into whether the job expectations will be clear and whether there is the possibility for advancement.

What qualities would make someone a success at this job?

Employers have an idea of who they are looking for when a position is open, and they know what type of person would be a good fit at their company. If you ask for their wish list, you can find out if those qualities are characteristics that you possess.  Asking about desired qualities also gives you the chance to demonstrate you have those particular skills and abilities when answering interview questions. 

What challenges can the candidate who takes this job expect to face?

When you ask this question, you’ll learn a lot about the likely issues you’ll be dealing with on a day-to-day basis. You will also find out what is most important to the hiring manager as far as dealing with the hardest aspects of the job. 

What do you like, and dislike, about working here?

This can give you insight into the company culture and about how the employer treats its workers. You want to go to work someplace where the staff is valued and where you have a nice working environment. Answers to this question will help you determine if you’ve found that.

Spectra Staffing can help you to get interviews with great companies so you can find a new job you will love. Whether you’re looking for temp work or a full-time position, our staffing service is here to help you. Give us a call today to get the process started and you’ll have an interview you’re excited about in no time.