Ask These Questions In Your Next Interview
“Do you have any questions for me?”. A simple question that is often overlooked by candidates. Don’t make the same mistake, so many others do.
Hiring managers unanimously agree: The absolute worst answer you can give to this question is ‘No’.
The purpose of this question is to determine how prepared you are for the role and how interested you are in the company.
So, instead of answering no, think of this as your opportunity to assess the organisation and whether you really want to work there.
We’ve detailed some easy questions you can have in your back pocket the next time this question pops up. Of course, you don’t need to ask all of them – pick a few that will help uncover what really matters to you.
You should however always ask #10 at the end of every interview.
1. “What type of person would not be a good fit in your team?”
2. “How do you reward and recognise hard work?”
3. “In what way are you most proud of your team?”
4. “What are the opportunities for growth in this role?”
5. “What’s the most important thing I should accomplish in the first 90 days?”
6. “What metrics or goals will my performance be evaluated against?”
7. “What are the biggest challenges I might face in this position?”
8. “What’s your favourite part of working here?”
9. “What are you doing to tackle (insert industry issue here)?”
10. The must ask question: “Would you have any concerns about me coming into this role?”
This question creates the opportunity to address any concerns the interviewer may have head-on and not leave them wondering when you leave the room.
So, next time you hear ‘Do you have any questions?’, see it for what it is: a great opportunity to set the interview agenda to your advantage. Make it count.
If you’re preparing for an interview & need a hand, get in touch with the team. We’re here to help.