Never walk into an interview without being prepared to ask your interviewer a handful of questions. Your interviewer will almost always ask you if you have any questions for them and you will look foolish and unprepared if you don’t have the right questions to ask.
Here are a few questions you can use while interviewing for that perfect job…
What is your culture and work environment like?
You should always like where you work. You should always fit in with your company’s work environment. If you don’t ask about your company’s culture, you may find yourself accepting a job that you will grow to despise very quickly.
Make sure you ask your interviewers about how their office runs and what their culture is to see if you would be a good fit for their organization.
Can you tell me what a day in the office is like here?
Find out what goes on every day at your company. This question is a good follow up to asking about your company’s culture. You can get an even better feel for how things operate in their environment and see if you would be a good fit there.
What is expected from someone at the position I would be going into?
Ask your interviewer what they would be looking for, should you get hired. Find out what they expect to see you accomplish in your first couple weeks on the job and what overall direction you should be heading in, moving forward with your career. Find out how your employer would evaluate your performance and figure out what you need to focus on to prove to them that they made the right decision by hiring you.
Asking your interviewer about what your company expects from you shows that you are eager to learn. It shows that you want to succeed in the job you are interviewing for.
What is your training process like?
Again, asking a question like this one will show your employer that you are eager to learn. Plus, it will prepare you for when you actually do get into a training program. You will know what to expect and understand the process your company is putting you through to get you ready for your new job.
What are the next steps in the interviewing process?
This shows your interviewer that you want to continue learning about the company and you are very determined to get hired. It also shows that you want to keep the process moving and you want to know what will happen next in your interviewing process.
Is there anything else you need from me or any other questions I can answer for you?
Wrap up your questions by seeing if your interviewer needs anything else from you. Let your interviewer know that you are not holding back anything and that you will work with them to get all the information they need about you.
These are just some examples of questions you can ask in an interview. Make these questions your own. Add your own style to them and make sure your employers know your personality when you talk to them. Allow these questions to lead you into longer and deeper conversations during your interview.
Good luck with all your interviews and remember to show up prepared and ready to ask questions!