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Getting called in for a new supply chain job is incredibly exciting, especially after having submitted so many resumes to many different positions. However, many people neglect to come up with good questions themselves. Remember, you’re interviewing them for the job as well.

Questions To Ask Your Interviewer:

  • What role will you fill? – The role that you are applying for is much more than just the job title since today many positions are a blend of more than one position. You will be filling a vacant role, which means the company should have a good idea of what they are expecting from the perfect candidate, whether it’s to mentor other individuals on your team, to come up with creative ideas and process improvements or to work within certain parameters and to follow all the rules. Remove rest
  • What have your predecessors done to be successful? – This is a great way to figure out what the expectations of your role are. Hopefully, the company will describe some of the positive and negative attributes of your predecessor. You’ll not only be able to compare your own attributes and way of working to what has been expected, but you’ll also get an idea of what the company culture is like.
  • What is expected of you within your first three months, 6 months and first year? – You should have an idea of what you are capable of, but find out what the company will expect of you in terms of getting the hang of things and how they work and growing into your role.
  • What is the company culture like? – Company culture varies greatly from company to company. Some companies have a very formal company culture in which everyone dresses up for work, shows up on time and gets their work done. Others have a more casual approach where work hours are flexible as long as deadlines are met. Asking about the company culture is important to figuring out if you will fit in as an individual.

Interviewing successfully for a supply chain job requires that you are well prepared and you have done your homework.

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