Learn English: Questions To Ask At the End of a Job Interview

 

Job interview questions to ask at the end of an interview. Get your pens and papers out, it’s time to write stuff down. These 3 questions will help you next time you go to a job interview. Enjoy :)

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[148] 7 Job Interview Tips That Will Help You Get the Job

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Transcript (Job Interview Questions)

Hey guys, you are listening to the English Made Simple show, this is episode number 149, number one hundred and forty nine, numero ciento cuarenta y nueve.

Greetings from Adelaide and Welcome to English Made Simple, my name is Milena from englishmadesimple.net.

It’s been pretty hot here in Adelaide for the past 3 days, over 30 degrees Celsius. That’s hot…

Anyway, enough of this weather gibberish.

So amigos y amigas, I used a phrase in the last episode that I would like to elaborate on in today’s episode. I will also share something else that’s also related with the last episode (148), I will share 3 questions that you can ask at the end of a job interview. You will be asking these questions. So stay tune, take your pens and papers out, and start writing these questions.

First of all, the phrase I wanted to explain today was – two-way conversation. Also known as – two-way communication or two-way street if you wanna speak slang.

You must be thinking – of course Milena, interview is a two way conversation. That’s nothing new. And to that I say, yes it should be. But most people don’t remember to ask interviewers questions. Maybe because they are nervous. I was one of those people before. I used to just say “thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.” That’s it.

However, this is not the right way. This doesn’t tell the interviewer I am interested in the job. It doesn’t leave a lasting impression on the interviewer. They’ll forget about me quickly.

Being at the interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the role (the job) itself as well as to find out more about the company you’d be working for.

This also shows the interviewer that you are interested in the job. That’s the idea.

So before you leave for the interview make sure you are prepared – listen to the last episode (148) to find out more about the interview tips I shared with you in that episode and how you can prepare for the interview. That was the (main) topic of that episode.

Let’s carry on Milena.

So today, I will give you 3 questions that you can ask at the end of the job interview…When the interview is finished expect this 1 question: Do you have any questions for us?

They will ask you that!

And then you go.

Of course I do.

Number 1 question you can ask them is:

1. Can you tell me more about the day to day responsibilities of the role? What does the role or the job entail?

This is a great question to ask because you will learn whether the role is the right fit for you or not. By learning more about the day-to-day tasks you will figure out what type of skills and strengths are required to successfully do the job. And then you can make a decision if this job is for you ro not.

The next question you could ask them is…

2. Can you tell me a bit more about the culture of the company?

This is good to know as well, because you can make a decision (at the end) if you really want to work for this company or not. Maybe the staff at this company (the staff are the people that work there) maybe they like to go out and party on Friday nights and you just want to stay at home in your pajamas and watch TV with your cat. Which is quite normal, people do that! They stay at home and watch TV with their cat.

Anyway….

And the number 3 question I like to ask at the end of the interview is….

3. What are the next steps in the interview process?

There could be more than 1 interview that you’ll be doing. Every company has their own recruitment process.

This question would indicate to the interviewers that you are really keen to progress to the next step in the recruitment process. It shows you are really keen in the role. Keen is just another word meaning interested, extremely interested. Keen.

Awesome, these 3 questions are really useful to know. I hope you are writing them down.

There are more questions you could potentially ask but we won’t go into this at the moment. So these 3 questions will do for now.

Remember guys, don’t ask about the salary expectations or if you can drive a company car at this stage. You can ask this in the final step of the process, though, when they offer you the job. And that’s the best time to negotiate.

So before we finish today’s show, I’d like to send a special hello to Pablo Sepúlveda from Santiago de Chile. Pablo contacted me to tell me how the podcast really helped him learn how to give directions in English to two tourists on the street. That’s awesome. I am really happy to hear that. Honestly, I am happy to know that the tips I share in my episodes are really useful to you guys. This is what I wanted to achieve with English Made Simple, give practical advice.

Thanks for sharing that story with me Pablo! And keep learning!

Guys, a friendly reminder Get job Ready program is about to start. This is a 3 week coaching program where you will create your own CV in English. This is for you if you are moving overseas to Australia, New Zealand or Canada, or if you are looking for work and you need a CV in English. This is a practical program, not theory. So you well end up with your CV in English.
If you’d like to know more, please go to englishmadesimple.net/job, you’ll find more details there.

And thanks everyone else for joining me in today’s show. It’s been awesome hanging out, let’s do this again. You’ve been jamming with Milena from English Made Simple, catch ya next time! Hasta la proxima!

 

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