Ask the Right Questions, Uncover Your Ideal Workspace

As each job interview concludes, there’s that inevitable question:

“So Troy, do you have any questions for me?”

Instead of responding with a timid smile and saying, “No, I don’t think so,” seize this opportunity to gather valuable information that will aid your decision on whether this company is the right fit for you.

You can gain substantial insights into the workplace culture by inquiring about everyday practices, such as “What are the typical lunchtime routines here?” and “What aspects of the work environment do you appreciate the most?”

Naturally, it’s essential to strike a balance and not give the impression that your sole focus is on lunch breaks and socializing with colleagues. Therefore, intersperse these questions with sincere inquiries about the role itself.

Another effective approach for gaining a deeper understanding of company culture and expectations is to engage a recruiter who can serve as a sounding board for your feedback and experiences throughout the process.

Troy Ashby, CPA
President, Benchmark Search



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