Ah, the dreaded question. Every interviewer asks it. “Do you have any questions for us?” After “What is your worst trait?”, this is one of the most nerve racking questions. Unfortunately, it’s a part of the process. Saying no could make you seem as if you aren’t really interested in the job or aren’t present. Therefore, it is in your best interest to ask away. But then again, what if you don’t have any questions? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. With any job interview, you should do your research before walking in. In your research process, you can begin to think of questions. Here’s a list of solid questions to ask at the end of your job interview to make an impression.
Questions to ask at the end of a job interview
How has this position evolved and what are the advancement opportunities of this role?
This question will uncover how the role has developed, and whether the company in question is moving with the times. Obviously, you want to move up the ladder in your resepective field. Asking this question can help you plot your career trajectory and show that you are forward thinking.
How would you describe the company’s culture?
Company culture is incredibly important. You need to make sure that it is a right fit your personality and work style. Need a more open, casual workplace? Then a formal, suit-and-tie office probably isn’t for you. Asking this question can save you a lot of hassle and unhappiness in a company you don’t fit in.
What are the challenges of this position?
This question will help create an overall view of the job in question.
What is your staff turnover rate?
Knowing how often staff leave is a good sign of a company’s culture and whether employees are generally happy in their positions.
What is your decision-making timeline, and when can I expect to hear from you?
Asking this will show your interest in the position, and also give you a guideline of when to expect a response.
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