It’s the dreaded final query of any job interview, and the answer should always be yes.
It’s tempting to say that you don’t have any questions, and it might even seem polite – of course I got all the information I need, thank you!
However, you’ll leave a much better impression on your interviewer if you ask some well-thought-out questions when prompted. It’s important to do your research pre-interview for a number of reasons, but one that’ll be both beneficial to you and impressive to the interviewer is using that knowledge to ask a truly relevant question when prompted. It will not only make you appear
If you put in the time and effort to research both the company and the position you’re applying for, you’ll have the boost of confidence needed to make a great impression. Lots of people walk into job interviews completely blind. Don’t be one of them.
Here are some ideas from Monster.com, one of America’s top job-search sites. Remember, this is just a start. Use the information that you gather during your pre-interview research to really customize your questions, and to leave a great impression.
1. What exactly does this company value the most, and how do you think my work for you will further these values?
2. What’s the most important thing I can accomplish in the first 60 days?
3. Am I going to be a mentor or will I be mentored?
4. How long is the average tenure of an employee?
5. What kinds of processes are in place to help me work collaboratively?
Now, let’s get hired!