When you are hunting for digital marketing jobs, it can be a touch daunting when you actually land an interview with a company that you really want to work with. One key thing to remember is that the interview is in fact a two-way process. As much as it feels like the decision is all in the hands of the employer, the interview is the perfect opportunity for you to get a feel for the company and if you really want to work there.
That said in the competitive field of digital marketing, you do have to retain a degree of chill in the situation. Leading the conversation with questions about leave, coffee provision and other perks may leave the interviewer feeling that you’re not really committed to the job.
So here are six questions that are appropriate to ask and will gain you the information and make you look good in the process:
What skills and experiences would make the ideal candidate?
This is a very simple way to continue the conversation; while allowing you to provide information for any of the requirements that may have been missed before.
What are the company’s plans for growth?
This allows you to get a sense of the wider corporate direction and the sustainability of the role. From the interviewer’s perspective, it shows that not only are you interested in the company, but it the future of the company.
How is performance measured within the department?
The aim of this question it’s to impress upon the interviewer that you are a results driven candidate. It also demonstrates that you have a good level of commercial maturity. From your point of view, finding out how performance is measured can be a very telling clue to company practices and ethos.
How would you describe the work culture?
This is perhaps the nearest to getting the answer to the coffee provision question. But rather than going head in and asking about what you can get, ask about what already exists. This question projects that you are interested in how you would fit into the role and company.
Is there scope for development in this role?
This again emphasises that you are looking at this digital marketing job for the long haul. By checking out the prospects for training and/or promotion, you are essentially seeing if the role can fit your longer term career plans.
When can I hear from you and what are the next steps?
While most interviewers will tell you this information at the end of the interview anyway, it reiterates that you are a proactive person and that you are interested in the role.
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