‘Do you have any questions for us?’
The inevitable end of interview question. Many people fear it. Don’t.
This question is an opportunity.
It gives you the opportunity to learn more about the role and company.
Remember, an interview is a two-way street, you also need the chance to assess the company and make sure it’s a right fit for you too.
25 questions you can ask:
- Have I answered all your questions? Do you need any more details to help with the decision?
- Where do you see the company in 5 years?
- What do I need to accomplish in the first 90 days to be successful?
- What are your expectations of the role?
- Who do you consider the company’s top competitor and why?
- Why are you better than your competitors?
- Describe the company culture?
- What do you like most about working with this company?
- What are the challenges of this position?
- Describe a ‘typical’ day for this role?
- How do you help your team grow professionally?
- Is this a new position? If yes, what problem does it solve? If not, why did the previous employee leave?
- Will I meet any of the team members during the interview process?
- How do you evaluate success? And celebrate it?
- What is your timeline for deciding on the role and when can I expect to hear from you?
- What is the most interesting project you have worked on while here? And why?
- What do you consider your biggest achievement while at this company?
- What concerns do you have at this stage?
- What is your biggest mistake in business and what did you learn consequently?
- What will be my biggest roadblock in this role?
- What is the future of this role?
- How do I compare with other candidates?
- When it comes to work, what keeps you up at night?
- What qualities does the candidate need to excel at this role?
- Can people develop quickly here? Do you help Candidates develop professionally?
During your pre-interview prep, once you have researched the role, the company and the interviewer(s) review these questions and select the 3-4 most relevant to ask at the end of the interview.
After you ask your questions and the interview is coming to close, it is vital to the contact information of the interviewer(s). This way you can send a follow-up email and thank them for their time and clarify any points you want. Additionally, you can use this opportunity to elaborate on why you are right for the role or highlight skills and accomplishments you didn’t get a chance to during the interview.
This proper ‘etiquette’ for an interview will leave a lasting impression, allowing you stand out from the competition and be one step closer to landing your dream role and an amazing company.
Conversely, if you determine the role and company are not a right fit, you should let them know too.
What is your favourite end of interview question to ask?
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