Asking good questions at the end of an interview not only shows that you were engaged and interested throughout your meeting but can also help you gather information to make your final decision when it comes to accepting an offer. In addition to the questions below, make sure to jot down questions that come to mind during the interview. That way, you can circle back to them at the end. Keep reading for three types of questions to ask your interviewer at the end of the interview:
Questions about the role
Ask more detailed questions about the position:
- What would my day-to-day look like?
- What would you expect from me during the first few days of work?
- Who would I be working alongside?
Ask questions of benefits and compensation:
- What is the average pay for this position?
- What are the benefits like for the role?
Questions about company culture
Ask about positives:
- What do people like most about working here?
- What are coworker relationships like?
Don’t shy away from carefully worded questions about negatives:
- What are some of the challenging parts of this role?
- What do people struggle with most at this company?
Questions about their company experience
- What do you like about working for this company?
- How have you been challenged at this company?
- How did you achieve the role you hold today?
. . .just to name a few! Good questions can provide you with resourceful information about your potential employer while helping you stand out amongst other candidates. Employers like to see candidates that read as real people with human questions, not just fluffy reputation-bolstering questions. Make sure you get answers to all the important questions floating around your head before the interview is over.
Wondering what comes next? Brush up on writing a post-interview thank-you note here!