So you’ve searched for potential employers, sent out dozens of queries and you finally landed an interview. Good job. Now you have to navigate dozens of questions about yourself and successfully explained why you’d make a great addition to the team.
You feel confident that you’ve done your best and you’re feeling great. Then the interviewer turns the tables and asks one final question: “Do you have any questions for me?” You say, “no, not that I can think of,” or ask something that could have easily been answered with a quick Google search—and just like that, everything falls apart.
Asking questions of the interviewer reveals if you’re truly interested in the job. It also leaves you one final opportunity to impress your potential employer with your knowledge about their company.
However, if you’ve ever fumbled on this final question, Business Insider has come up will seven smart questions that you can ask at the end of the interview. They include queries about the first priorities and challenges for the position (so you can find out if this company’s the right match for you). Discover what to ask below:
What do you like most about working for this company?
Your interviewer will tell you what they value most and you can see if you value the same things.
How has this position evolved?
Their response will tell you if this job is a dead end.
Can you give me an example of how I would collaborate with my manager?
Their response will tell you how staff members are used and if you can showcase your skills.
What are the first priorities for this position?
This helps you know what to focus on if you get the job and how to make a good first impression.
What are the challenges of this position?
This lets you know what you’ll be facing. If they don’t list challenges, be very suspicious.
What have past employees done to succeed in this position?
This gives you a good sense of how the company measures success.
Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?
Shows you’re secure enough to discuss your weaknesses.
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