You’ve dressed the part, you’ve been asked a gazillion questions from the interviewer and you’re minutes from walking out the door and breathing a sigh of relief. But it’s not over yet. The interviewer asks if you have any questions…and you freeze. You say ‘no, not that I can think of’ and with that you’ve pretty much blown it.
The questions you ask your potential employer are absolutely crucial as they show that you’re interested in the position and the company and that you want to find out more. Questions show you’re keen and that you truly give a damn about the interview. To avoid getting yourself into a sticky situation, prepare a few questions before the interview that you want to find out. It’s best to have between 3-5 questions ready – you might not ask them all as the interviewer might answer them without you even asking, but it’s good to have a few ideas in the back of your head ready.
If you’re unsure of what questions to ask then refer to this list I’ve put together.
10 Ideal Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview:
- Can you describe a typical day in this role?
- How would my performance be measured?
- What are the first priorities for this position?
- What are the biggest challenges of this position?
- Would there be room for growth if I performed well in this role?
- What type of training is available within the company, if any?
- How would you describe the working environment?
- What are the short term and long term goals of the company?
- What is your favourite thing about working for this company?
- When can I expect to hear from you?