Job Interview? Here are 10 Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview!
Job interviews are already so stressful and then someone tells you that you should ask questions in order to impress the interviewer. Wait, what? What kinds of questions should you ask during a job interview? Who decided this was a thing? Well… Unfortunately, it’s necessary.
Asking questions during a job interview is going to show the interviewer that you did your research and that you care about their time. The last thing any human resource professional wants to do is waste time interviewing someone who isn’t really interested in the position.
Here are 10 questions you should ask at the end of a job interview!
What do you like most about working here?
A really great thing to do during a job interview is let the interviewer feel like you want to get to know them. Asking them questions about how they feel about the company is going to make them feel like you really care about the position and what it can be like for you! You also want to ask this question because you’ll learn about some of the biggest positives there are for working at this company.
How will I be evaluated during my probationary period?
The more questions you ask the interviewer about what will happen when you’re hired, the higher the chance of you being hired! Asking questions like this will put you into the front of the interviewer’s mind because it’ll trick them into imagining you working there! It also shows them that you are a serious candidate for the position and that they’d be silly to pass you up!
What are the main priorities of this position?
Oftentimes job postings are created with a giant list of job priorities and no one really knows which ones are the top priority when they apply. You may not be that excited about doing half the things on the list so you really want to have the interviewer narrow it down for you. Knowing the main priorities will help you know exactly what you’ll be doing on a day-to-day basis.
What are the biggest challenges of this position?
You really want to spend an interview familiarizing yourself with the position. A job interview is a 2-way street. You’re being interviewed but you also have the opportunity to interview them about the company. You want to know what kinds of road bumps you’ll be experiencing when you start the job! Also, when asking about the challenges you’ll be able to throw in more anecdotal evidence of why you’re great for the job.
Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?
Asking about the interviewers hesitations is going to make you look so good. There are so many people that walk into a job interview like they’re the king of the castle and they’re better than the rest of the applicants. If you should the interviewer that you’re open for feedback during the interview it will boost their confidence in your ability to take and improve from criticism.
What kind of training will be provided for this position?
Interviewers want to make sure you’re serious about the job and learning about the training before you’re even hired is a great way to show them this. It also gives you an opportunity to discuss your best learning styles with the human resource team and modify any training that you think would not be beneficial to you!
Who will be my direct supervisor?
This is another question that is going to show the interviewer that you’re super interest in the position. Asking about your supervisor may also prompt the interviewer to introduce you to them allowing you to get a peek into who you’d be working for. There is a chance that you’ll meet your direct supervisor and hate them! It’s a lot easier to just not take the job now than it would be to quit later.
Does this company offer opportunities for future personal development?
Nobody wants to work in a position where there is no opportunity for growth. You want to make sure that you will be offered chances to grow individually and with the company. Asking this question will show the interviewer that you are focused on improving your qualifications for the position as well!
Can you tell me about the company culture here?
Asking about the company culture is going to give you insight that you wouldn’t be able to get from a website. This will show you if your values match up with those of the company and if the company is really going to be a good fit for you. There is nothing worse than starting up a new job only to find that you don’t mind the work, but you and the culture are not aligned.
What are my next steps?
Before leaving an interview you really want to know where to go from here. Are they going to call you tomorrow? In a week? Will there be a second round of interviews? How long should it be before you get worried that you didn’t get the job!? These are all things you’ll be wondering if you don’t ask about next steps before you walk out that door.