The 10 best questions to ask at the end of an interview
“Is there anything you’d like to ask me?”
You’ve just reached the end of your job interview and your mind has gone blank…..
Remember that an interview is a two-way street. You’re there to find out about them, just as much as they are about you! Use this as an opportunity to find out if the job you’re interviewing for would be a great fit on both sides. Here are our top ten ‘end of interview’ questions…..
1. What do you personally like most about working for this organisation?
People like talking about themselves – including interviewers. This question allows the interviewer to open up to you and gives you a better insight into the company you may end up working for.
2. Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of the role?
A job advert can only tell you so much. Here’s your chance to learn more about the ins and outs of the position as well as demonstrating your interest in the position.
3. What training is available?
It’s good to know if the company is willing and able to support you as you transition into the new role and beyond.
4. Is there a typical career path for the person in this role?
This should give you a clearer idea of how and if you can progress in the company.
5. Where do you think the company is heading?
This question allows you to learn more about the company’s plans as well as a small insight into job security. It also shows you have a real interest in the company’s vision for the future.
6. Who would I be reporting into?
Here you’ll get an insight into the structure of the company and helps you know what to expect if you’re successful.
7. Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
As with the previous question, this gives you a better idea of who you’d be working with and what they do. It will give you an idea how you would fit in and what part you would play.
8. What is the company’s culture like?
The response you get will help an understanding of the company’s values, as well as other activities that take place such as social events.
9. Which parts of the job are most challenging?
Asking this shows that you’re aware there may be difficult aspects to the role but you’re able to acknowledge them and face them head on.
10. So what happens next?
It’s important to know what the next steps in the process are, and it shows you’re eager to hear more. When should you expect to hear from them? Will it be by phone or email? And remember to keep your fingers crossed for good news!
Overall, aim for no more than three questions, but its best to prepare more in case the subjects are covered off earlier in the interview. Good luck!
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