Interviewing can be either an exciting or stressful process. Preparing for the interview will help reduce stress and gain knowledge about the company. However, many job candidates fail the final interview hurdle without even realizing it.
At the end of an interview, most hiring managers will ask, “Do you have any questions?”
There are two ways to answer this question. You never want to respond with, “No, I do not have any questions.” This is like saying “I’m no longer interested in being hired by your company,” or, “I’m really just looking for a job, so let me know if I am selected.” Instead, answer with, “Yes, I do have a few questions.”
It’s a proven fact, that interviewers prefer candidates who ask questions, but you need to ask about the right things. You want to make sure your questions are well thought out. You’ll find out about the benefits and pay eventually, so steer clear of questions about those topics. Instead, focus on questions that address what you want to learn about the role.
Below are 5 questions that are great to ask during an interview. Be sure to brainstorm some of your own and have them ready.
5 Questions to Ask During an Interview
- What is your timeline in hiring someone for this position?
- Why did you join the company?
- Why is this position open? Where is the person who previously held this position?
- What do you expect someone in this position to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?
- Do you have any concerns about my experience or qualifications?
All of these questions give insight into the company or role and provide you with additional details to determine if the position is a good fit for you.