Week 3 Practice: Company Questions

  1. What is the work environment like?

Why is it important to me?

  • This question is important to me because I wanted to know what the work environment is like in order to know if I will fit the work environment and if the work environment is what I wanted.

What type of information are you looking to gain from this question?

  • I am looking for them to tell me that they provided a friendly work environment instead the type that treats employees like cogs but at the same time they make sure the work quality is the same.

How does the information gathered help your decision about the opportunity?

  • The information would help me decided if I really want to stay with the company, and will be I exhausted most of the time or having too much free time.

2. Will the company ask employees to go on a business trip often?

Why is this important to me?

  • I wanted to work in a company that need employees to go on business trip often because I love to work at different places and meet new people in my job.

What type of information are you looking to gain from this question?

  • I am looking for what the company requires their employees to work at for different projects.

How does the information you gather help your decision about the opportunity? 

  • It makes a huge difference for me for this question. If the company requires us to sit at a desk 80% of the time, I don’t think I would want to take the job.

3. What skills are you looking for in a potential candidate? 

Why is this important to me?

  • I need to know if the job will be easy for me or I need to work on other skills in order to be on the same pace as the other employees in the company.

What type of information are you looking to gain from this question?

  • I am looking for specific skills that they ask for so that I can improve them.

How does the information you gather help you decision about the opportunity? 

  • If they requires some skills that I do not have or really bad it, I would know if I should still apply for the job or not.

4. What has the past employees done to succeed in this position?

Why is this important to me?

  • I need to know what it takes in order for me to succeed in my position and how long it takes for me to work for it.

What type of information are you looking to gain from this question?

  • I am looking for an answer tells me what are the skills and experiences that they are looking for to call a potential candidates successful.

How does the information gained from this question help in your decision? 

  • The information will be very helpful for me to decided if this job is a fit for me and will I do what it takes to be successful.

5. What are some challenges that the company is facing at this stage?

Why is this important to me?

  • This question is very important to me in order to know what are the challenges that the company is facing and what the things that I can work on to help the company to move up.

Why type of information are you looking to gain from this question.

  • I am looking for an answer if the challenges are something that I can help with either with event planning or other technical issues.

How does this affect your decision?

  • If all the above question met my exception for the company, I would really want to know what are the challenges that the company face at this stage because I love challenges and challenges are what makes me and company to move up.