Ever feel at the end of an interview you’ve got NOTHING left to ask because the hiring manager just killed it and covered everything you had wanted to know? Well there are a couple questions that are super versatile and you should able to use them during any interview, not matter the industry or level.
1. How did you end up at this company?
This question lets the interviewer talk about themselves for a bit. Hearing about their history can help you get to common ground and help them remember you. People like talking about themselves and rarely get to, so let them talk your ear off and it might pay off.
2. What’s the culture like here?
Getting the answer to this question helps you learn if this company is your best fit. Maybe they really value working out and have a gym in the building. Or maybe they volunteer together as a team outside of work. These are factors that wouldn’t be included on the job description but could hinder your work life if you don’t love these types of activities.
3. What is your favorite thing about working here?
Maybe you’ll learn something you had no idea about before. The answer to this question should get you excited about the company. The answer could also tell you something about the other employees. If you don’t blend well with the team, it might not be the right fit.
4. How has your position changed over the time you’ve been here?
More than likely, you won’t be in the same position the entire time you’re at one company. Just like a career, a position can change as time goes on and evolve into something different. Learning what has happened with your future boss’s position can help you see what kind of alterations the company has made within a specific amount of time.
Whether you’re a planner and you figure out which questions to ask beforehand or you are more of an “on-the-spot” person, keep list handy for your next interview!