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What Questions Should I Ask When Interviewing for a Temporary Position?

For some, interviewing comes naturally. But most learn how to put their best foot forward over time. If an interview is going well, it is common practice for the interviewer to ask if you have any questions for them. When they do, it is helpful to have a few questions in mind so you are not caught off guard.

When you have an opportunity to ask questions during an interview, take it! It’s a good sign that the hiring manager wants to learn more about you. If you want to learn more ways to shine during the interview process and secure a temporary position, connect with an employment expert at Staffing Network .

Question 1: Are There Specific Goals for the Temporary Assignment?

During an interview, you have likely covered what your day-to-day tasks would be, but it can also be helpful to ask about the goals for the temporary assignment and how you can help your hiring manager reach them. You may learn more about a specific project that is being worked on or the person may share information on the seasonality of their business.

Question 2: Will There be Training?

Asking about on-the-job training during an interview will depend on your situation, of course. Some turn to temporary work to build their skillset, others have special skills and are using them to earn an income for a short period of time. Either way, it is good to know if you will need on-the-job training and how the onboarding process will occur if you secure the job.

Talking about skills and training can also include a conversation about the team you would be working with. Some organizations have teams that gather weekly to discuss what needs to be done and celebrate tasks achieved. Knowing this will help you know what to expect.

Question 3: What are the Key Ways I Can Help?

Defining the key ways you can help an organization grow shows you have ambition. After all, it means you are interested in having a good relationship with the organization, even if you are working for the staffing firm rather than directly with the company.

What Other Questions I Should Ask During an Interview?

It is important to note that you want your conversation with the hiring manager to feel natural. So, keeping that in mind, your questions may be an extension of subjects brought up during the interview. You may want to ask a follow-up question about the daily responsibilities of the position. Or maybe you want to know the size of the team you would be working with and what other job titles would be part of that team.

Are you ready to prepare for an interview and land your next temporary position? Staffing Network is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Let our experts help you find the best position for you. Connect with Staffing Network today.

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