First of all, give yourself a pat on the back. The hardest step these days is even just getting in the door for an interview!
So when the tables are turned at the end of an interview and you’re asked, “Do you have any questions for me?” The last thing you want to say is “No, thanks!” At best you might come off as having subpar intelligence, at worst, disinterested in the role.
So, what questions should you be asking for a successful interview? We have listed 5 end of interview questions that will wow employers.
1. Who do you think would be the ideal candidate for this role and how do I compare?
This is a quick, polite way of figuring out if the company really does suit you and if you suit them.
The last thing you want to do is waste time interviewing for the wrong role or company.
2. Who will I be reporting to? Do I have more than one boss?
It’s important to know the level of management that you’ll be facing if you get the job and what the pecking order is.
If you have a chance to do so, it would be beneficial to have a sit down with your prospective boss before you accept the position.
3. How has this position evolved?
Because you want to know if this role is a dead-end or a stepping stone.
4. Who do you consider are your major competitors? How are you better?
This question shows that you’re already thinking about rising to the challenge of healthy market competition and willing to hit some big goals.
5. Beyond the hard skills required to perform this role, what soft skills would serve this position best?
Basically, you’re asking what kind of values they’re looking for in terms of company culture and management style. This is as much a fact-finding question for you as it is for them.