The best job interviews are conversations. Questions and answers are directed both ways. All parties have the same goal in mind – to find the right fits for the opportunities. During Gourley Capital Management interviews, we’ve discovered that candidates sometimes make the most insightful and revealing inquiries.
Some interview questions may vary depending on the industry, company, and position. There are a few that are always relevant, however. No matter what the specifics, candidates should always ask, “Who succeeds in this role?” It can also be phrased as, “What does success look like in this role?” This inquiry is important because it invites an insider’s point of view; such information cannot easily be found online.
Responses to this question will shed light into the ways the companies’ objectives align with the applicants’ career goals. When we receive this request from Gourley Capital Management candidates, for instance, we discuss skills and office culture. The details we share extend beyond anything that can be found in a job description. This is the information that truly tells interviewees whether they’ll find the work fitting, challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.
Accepting a new position is a major career move. It’s crucial to be confident that you’re making the right move. Asking about success in a given role, and listening carefully to the response you receive, will help you make the best choice for your future. To find more career development insights, like Gourley Capital Management on [Facebook].