Because an interview is a two-way conversation, you should be asking strong questions at the end. These questions help you learn about the company, team, role, and other relevant details. The information helps determine whether the opportunity is right for you.
Asking questions at the end of an interview shows you have researched the company and are interested in the role. These questions should center on topics you would like to know more about.
Consider asking these five strong questions at the end of interviews.
1. Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
Learn as much as possible about the role to determine whether it fits your goals, needs, and interests. Gathering additional information about the job duties and tasks provides insight into the skills and experience required for success. You also can ask follow-up questions about specific topics that were not covered during the discussion.
2. What do you consider the most important qualities for someone to excel in this role?
Uncover valuable information that is not listed in the job description. These details help you learn about the company’s culture and expectations. You can use this information to show why you are the best fit for the role.
3. What are the biggest challenges facing the company right now?
Uncover the industry trends that are having the greatest impact on the organization. Then, identify areas where you could use your knowledge, skills, and experience to help resolve these issues.
4. What is a common career path for someone in this role?
Learn whether the company promotes from within and how career advancement works. Then, express interest in growing along with the organization. Be sure to focus on adding more value and benefitting the company rather than yourself.
5. How do I compare with the other candidates you interviewed for this role?
If you build a strong rapport with the interviewers and the conversation is going well, you can determine whether there are any questions or concerns that may hold you back from advancing in the hiring process. If you, you could address the issues and increase the odds of moving to the next step.
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