Almost every interviewer wraps up the interview with the question “Do you have any questions for me?” And you’d be surprised that most people reply, “Nope!”
That’s a huge opportunity people missed. You should never reply “no” to this question. It’s your last chance to make a good impression, whereas it’s the interviewer’s way of gauging your level of interest in the job. If you don’t have any good questions, it shows a lack of curiosity and engagement.
And if the candidate has well prepared queries, it ends the interview looking great. Also it gives the interviewer a chance to get to know you because the types of questions you ask can reveal a lot.
So, don’t stop yourself asking your questions.
Sample good interview questions:
- Ask about the role that include queries like:
- What would I be expected to accomplish in the first six months? The first year?
- What’s the biggest opportunity/challenge I’d face in this role?
- Can you tell me what a typical day looks like?
- How will this role best serve [your specific function]?
- Can you describe your/the supervisor’s leadership style?
- Based on the current team, what skills or traits are most important in order to excel in this role?
- Who would I be interacting with regularly?
- Ask about the company
- What will the onboarding and training process look like?
- What sort of development and/or learning opportunities does the company offer?
- Where does [company] see itself five years from now?
- What are some of the department’s long-term goals?
- Tell me about the biggest challenges facing the company/department.
- What’s your favorite part about working here?