Asking questions is very important when you are searching for a job.
If you are able to ask good questions, you will receive better answers which will make it easier for you to e.g. write a good application. Being able to ask good questions also shows something about you and your ability to analyse and put your knowledge into play.
It can be much more powerful than a pitch because a great question contains the same as a good pitch: It demonstrates academic competencies and it relates to the recipient’s area of interests or academic field. However, a question contains more than a pitch because it initiates a dialogue and an opportunity for both of you to learn something and bring your knowledge and skills to the table.
Having good questions ready is therefore very beneficial – both if you have to pose them to company representatives, your professors, or even yourself.
➡ But it's difficult, and it takes both practice and research to be able to ask good questions. Here, we will help you get started.