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What is a good question to ask at an interview?

As an example, for a retail store, coffee shop, receptionist etc.

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Monica’s Answer

What type of career growth support do they offer?
How do they define success in this role?
Can you walk me through a day-in-the-life looks like for this role?
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Angella’s Answer

Hello Caroline!
I am glad you found an interview and I believe it will be the best for you in working towards achieving your dreams!

When preparing for an interview, it is good to have questions in mind as it shows your interest in the organization!.
Here a a few examples that I would advice you to ask if you are comfortable;
1. Retail stores
- What are the ongoing training activities for employees in this role?
- What makes this store competitive compared with it's competitors?
2. Coffe shop
-How does the coffee shop maintain a strong community engagement with the loyal customers?
3. Receptionist
- How do the company handle high- pressure for the front desk?
- What are some of the front office culture in your organization?


Remember to ask wuestions that are relevant to your organizations and job role. Avoid asking questions on Salaries. Perhaps, you can also leave a comment to them of being hopeful for the consideration if you have no relavant questions.
wish you success as you think about what will change your life careerwise and I hope to see you excel.
I wish you success as you prepare for the interview and I hope to see you excel
Thank you for choosing Career village as your career advisor and welcome with more questions.
Please leave us a comment.
Regards.
Angella Chepchirchir
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Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice. Caroline
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Patricia’s Answer

The question that I always ask is regarding career progression within the company (even if it's small part-time job to you). This is great because it shows you are enthusiastic and genuinely interested in working there and secondly, it shows that you intend on working there for a long time, making you seem like a more serious candidate. It's a great, easy question to make a positive impression.
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Miguel’s Answer

I always like to ask how honest of a person do you consider yourself .
Another question I to ask while interviewing is what are your dreams and where do you want want to ve in 10 years .
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Alyssa’s Answer

By posing these inquiries, you demonstrate your interest in your interviewer on a personal level, which is an effective strategy for establishing a connection with a potential coworker.

How many years have you been part of this company?
Has there been any evolution in your role since you joined?
Could you share about your professional journey prior to this role?
What motivated you to join this company?
Could you tell me about the aspect of your job that you enjoy the most?
Could you share a challenge that you occasionally or consistently encounter in your role?
What aspect of your role are you particularly looking forward to in the coming months?
Are there any forthcoming initiatives or projects that have piqued your interest?
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Matthew’s Answer

Hello Caroline, while interviewing, I like to ask the interviewer, "What are three of your favorite things about working here?" You might preface this by saying that you'd like to know more about the work environment. The interviewer's answer should provide you with an idea about the workplace/corporate environment.
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Martha’s Answer

That's an excellent question, Caroline. To build upon Angella's very helpful answer:

- Think about two different category of questions, 1) what would it be like to work there and 2) about the organization, itself. For retail, questions for the first category might include (but not be limited to):
How many hours would I be expected to work?
How much time for lunch and for breaks?
How much in advance would I get my schedule?
How much of the salary is fixed and how much is based on sales?
Are there benefits, such as discounts on merchandise?
How will I know if I am successful in this role?

Questions for the second category might include (but not be limited to):
How long has the organization been in business (if it is part of a national organization, you may be able to Google this)?
Has the number of employees been rising, falling, or staying the same? (This is to try to understand stability)
Why is this job open? (It is encouraging if it is a new job or someone was promoted from it. If they had to let the previous person go, you want to know what they didn't like so you don't repeat it)
What are the goals and challenges for the next year?

If it is for a first full-time job, there are more questions you will want to ask about benefits, training, options for promotion, vacation/sick time, etc.

You may wonder why Angella said to avoid salary questions. I don't know her specific reasons, but generally, you want the potential employer to share the salary range first. If you say your range first, they may pay you less than they planned or stop considering you if your range is too high. Some states are passing laws that employers have to disclose their range to avoid this. Secondly, it you bring up salary too early, it may seem that all you are interested in is the money. The employer expects that the money is important to you, but they also want to feel that you care about doing a good job and learning the associated skills.

Good luck!

Martha recommends the following next steps:

Write down questions in both categories
Google sample interview questions and include the ones you like in your list
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Mariam’s Answer

what do you love about your job?
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Ria’s Answer

Ask them about their journey and why they chose their career. It is important to get some background information on how they got to be where they are now.
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Sanja’s Answer

Hello! A good questions that I have asked on my interviews is what type of candidate would they consider successful at that particular role, where in 6 months from now they can say Yes! we got the right candidate! what are the traits that candidate would need.
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Denesha’s Answer

As your interview draws to a close, don't hesitate to ask, "Is there anything in my resume that seems unclear or raises questions that I can clarify?" This gives you a chance to address any uncertainties the interviewer might have, ensuring they have a complete understanding of your qualifications.
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Mello’s Answer

There are many good questions you can ask, here are a few:

1. How would you describe the company culture? (this will help you decide if this is a place you'd be happy working at).
2. What is the potential for growth (training and progression) within this company? (is it a dead-end job?)
3. What does success look like in the role I'm applying for?
4. (ask the interviewer) What do you enjoy most about working here? (take note, was it easy for them to answer?)
5. What are your paid leave policies? (will you be paid if you have to take days off?)
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debra’s Answer

A simple yet impactful question you could pose during an interview is: "What are the possibilities for professional progress and expansion within the firm?" This not only shows your eagerness to move forward in your career, but also gives you a glimpse into the room for growth within the company. It's a positive way to show you're motivated and ready to rise to new challenges.
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Bohdana’s Answer

Hello!
I believe that the best type of interview questions are future-oriented (what are the prospects for this company's development in the future, how much time do you need for personal development in the company).It is also important to keep in mind the priority of the company you are going to work for (should work always come first among employees, what about family).
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Lukas’s Answer

Ask: what are the qualities you look in a candidate? And then try to show why you have those qualities. Good luck!
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