Interviewing: Tips and Tricks

The interview is not only about Morningstar getting to know you, it is about you getting to know Morningstar. It is super important to come prepared to not only answer questions, but be able to ask them as well. It is always a good idea to do research on the company and the role prior to the interview. This way, you can get a sense of key topics and questions you may have. It is essential to ask questions that will allow you to figure out if you would thrive in the role offered. Asking the right types of questions is key to being able to walk away from the interview as a more informed candidate.

Think about what you want out of the role and what the role has to offer. What are your future goals? What skills do you want to learn from the role? You should think of the interview as a time to get to know the company and the culture and to see if you think it is a good fit for you.

Here are some questions you can ask during your interview:

What is a typical project that I would be working on?

What teams would I be working with?

What skills do you look for in an ideal candidate?

What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your role?

What do you like best about working for Morningstar?

What is a typical career path for someone starting in this role?

Asking open ended questions will not only lead to better discussion, but will give you a better understanding of the job and company. These types of questions will also show the interviewer you are driven and focused on finding a role that will help you excel.

After asking the above questions, it is important to think about whether the interviewer’s answers align with your goals.

When the interview seems to be wrapping up, ask for a timeline and the next steps for moving forward in the interview process. This will let the interviewer know that you are interested in pursuing the role and that you are serious about continuing the process.