Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview
As you reach the end of your interview and your interviewer asks if you have any questions, don’t freeze! Come prepared with questions to get a clearer feel for the job and company.
Having a list of questions shows your enthusiasm and can allow you to clarify any uncertainties you may have. The questions you ask should also help you determine if you’d be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned with theirs.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Based on our conversation today, are there any topics that you would like me to expand on?
Asking this question allows you to address any lingering questions the interviewer may have or clarify anything you’ve shared about your experience, education, or skills.
- What is the future growth of the role being offered?
This question shows your commitment to career growth and a future with the company. It will also be revealing of whether or not this company will offer a long-time career that aligns with your goals.
- What is the culture of the company like?
This is a great way to gauge your potential future work environment and decide if it will be a good fit. It is a great opportunity to ask about benefits and work-life balance if you didn’t cover it within the interview.
- What does success look like in this role?
Asking this question shows you are eager to make a positive contribution to the company and gives you an inside look at what is going to be expected of you to succeed if hired.
- What projects/initiatives are you most excited about in the coming months?
Most people love to talk about themselves. Try engaging your interviewer in a discussion about what they are most excited about! This will also give you an idea of some of the upcoming projects you may be working on and gauge whether or not you’re excited about those projects/initiatives, too.
- What are the next steps?
This question will help you gain a better sense of the hiring timeline and determine how and when to follow up.
Asking questions after your interview is a chance for you to find out everything you need to know about the position and company. Don’t miss the opportunity to ask powerful questions and get to know as much as you can about your potential job.
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