Most interviewers will give you an opportunity to ask questions after they finish grilling you. So be prepared to make the most of it! Try to concentrate on issues that are important to you and combine the interest in the company with the interest in the job. If you do not have at least 5 questions prepared, you’ll come across as passive rather than curious and interested.
Look through the job description to see if there are any areas that you would like more information about. Here are some good examples of the questions you could ask about the job :
- Why has the position become available?
- What are the main objectives and responsibilities of the position?
- How does the company expect these objectives to be met?
- What measures will be used to judge how successful I am in the role?
- What obstacles are commonly encountered in reaching these objectives?
- What can I expect from you in terms of development and support?
- What aspirations do you have for me at the company?
- Where will the job fit into the team structure?
Good interview preparations should have given you an insight into what it’s like to work for a company but it’s good to get answers straight out from the horse’s mouth in case you have misinterpreted anything. These questions are a good place to start :
- What’s the best thing about working at your company?
- What is the main thing the organization expects from its employees?
- How do you build good relationships within teams?
- What is the turnover of staff like throughout the company?
- Are there any plans of expansion?
- How would you describe the company culture and management style?
To show your interest and knowledge of the industry the company operates and it’s also a good idea to have a question ready regarding the current event or issue in the market. For example, “How do you think of the recent merger of your 2 main competitors will affect the future of the industry?” How well your interviewer reacts and answers your questions, gives you a great insight into the company.
The interview isn’t just for them to see if you are the right fit for the organization. If you are confident about your skills and ability to do the job, you should also be making sure they’re the right fit for you!