You’ve been waiting for this interview for so long, and now it’s finally here. You walk into the conference room feeling confident, appropriately preparing for every possible question that they could throw your way.
They ask questions about your background, past work experiences, you talk about your leadership qualities and what makes you perfect for the job.
And now the interview is coming to an end. The interviewer then asks the final question, “Do you have any questions for me?”
This is an opportunity you do not want to pass up; most candidates are too excited to have gotten through the door in the first place that they don’t take the time to prepare questions they would like to ask the interviewer.
Remember that every interview is a two-way street, and you should prepare to ask questions just as you prepare to answer them.
You and the interviewer need to leave the interview confident that you are the right fit for the job.
Here is a list of essential questions you should consider asking your interviewer at your next job interview:
1. Could you tell me more about the role and its daily responsibilities?
This enables you to learn more about the role you are being interviewed for.
You would be able to get an insight into the required skill sets and experiences needed, and you can decide if the job is the right fit for you.
It also gives you an idea of the employer’s expectations, so you are not surprised when you start on the job.
2. What characteristics do you look out for in an employee that are important to the company and its values?
Asking this question gives you an insight into the company’s culture and enables you to know what is essential to the company and the individuals that work there.
3. Are there opportunities for training within the role/company?
Asking about this demonstrates to the interviewer that you are focused and serious about your career growth and committed to your future at the company.
You don’t want to end up in a job that doesn’t offer any possibility of career growth.
Asking this question will help you assess whether a long-term career with the company is a possibility or if you’d need to move on to gain further responsibility.
4. How could I impress you in the first three months?
This is also an excellent question to ask at the end of a job interview because it demonstrates to the potential employers that you’re eager to contribute positively to the company.
Pay close attention to the response as it will tell you how they want you to perform and highlight particular areas of the job you should focus on during the first few weeks of employment.
5. Can you tell me about the team I would be working in?
The answer to this question would help you better understand how the company is structured to have an idea of who you will report to and who the other people on the team are.
These are the people you would be working closely with, and asking this question would help find out about the team’s dynamics and working methods.
The interview process is your best introduction to the company.
It provides an opportunity to get first-hand information about the company and the role you may not find online while researching.