Written by Sophie Down | April 28, 2015
At the end of an interview, the likelihood is that you will be asked if you have any questions for the interviewers. This is your chance to show that you have not only prepared, but have taken a genuine interest in the company. Asking great questions at the end of an interview can leave a positive impression, so Webrecruit suggests covering the following areas (with optional questions) to end it on the right note.
1. Ask About Your First Few Months
Asking about your first few months can show that you are enthusiastic about getting straight to work for the company. Try asking questions like the following:
• What challenges will there be in my first three months?
• How can I impress in my first few months in the role?
2. Ask About Progression
This is a great way for you to find out whether there are opportunities for you to progress not only in the role, but in your career. It also shows that you are keen and passionate about advancing within the company.
• Is there room for me to develop in this role?
• What training opportunities do you offer?
• How will this role help me to reach my career goals?
3. Ask About Them
An interesting way of finding out about working for the company is to ask the interviewers about their experience there. Some may be more honest than others, but it can provide a real insight to working for the organisation.
• What do you enjoy about working here?
• What’s your favourite aspect of the company culture?
4. Ask About Your Role
By this point, you probably know what your main tasks and responsibilities are in the job. What may not be clear, however, is how your role in particular affects the company, or how it works within the team.
• How does my role fit in with the team I may be working with?
• How does my job affect the company as a whole?
• What challenges will my team face?
5. Ask About the Company
To further show your passion and interest in the company; ask about goals internally and externally. You don’t have to go in depth, but this shows you are interested in making a difference by contributing to the objectives and outcomes.
• How is performance reviewed in my job position?
• How is performance measured?
6. Ask About You
Be confident; finish off by asking if there is anything else they may want to know about you in terms of qualifications or experience. This may prompt them to ask something they haven’t yet, and therefore could be another chance for you to tell them about previous achievements.
When prepping your questions, bear in mind that asking the right ones can also differentiate you from the other candidates. Don’t bombard them with irrelevant enquiries, but ask questions that will help you to show your interest, and find out more about the organisation. Remember, it’s good to know whether the company is the right fit for you, as well as vice versa.
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