What Questions to Ask at the End of an InterviewAugust 14, 2012 by William Frierson
Congratulations – you have cleared the final hurdle and are being asked for your own questions. But what should you ask? If you say you have no questions then you might as well assume you won’t get the job. Employers want you to ask questions. You may be perceived as uninterested, boring, and lazy if you do not ask any.
1. Ask for a formal job description. Make sure you understand the details of the position and what will be expected of you as an employee.
2. Ask what the next step is for the job in terms of promotions. The last thing you want is a dead-end job with no hope for advancement. Asking this question shows the employer that you are forward thinking and looking to the future of the company.
3. Ask about the specific skills that the employer is looking for. Make sure you respond positively and remind them that you have the skills required.
4. Ask about the people that you would be working with. This question will tell you not only about the team members, but it will also show you how the interviewer feels about them.
5. Ask how this position became requisitioned. Did the previous employee quit or were they promoted? Is it a brand new position?
Questions show the hiring manager that you are interested and proactive and that you genuinely want the job. Asking good, focused questions shows the interviewer that you are not complacent and it makes you memorable. You want to be remembered when you leave. Good luck!
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