Questions You Should Ask

Do you have any questions for me?

It is common practice for the interviewer to ask this question at the end of your conversation. Here are some great questions you can ask to express your interest:

What do you like most about working here?

Not only does this give you a great opportunity to learn more about the people sitting across from you, it will give you an even deeper insight into the company culture. Pay attention carefully to their answers, as their tones may describe whether or not you actually want to work for this company.

How would you describe a typical day in this role?

What you’re looking to see is if they have a good understanding of what you’ll be doing. If they do, the good news is that you can gauge whether or not a typical day sounds ideal to you and what your expectations are.

What would be the most important task or responsibility that I would need to focus on right away if I was given the position?

This question is great because if you are offered the position, you’ll be able to walk in on Day 1 with some context and background on what is more important to get started on.

Do you have any reservations about my qualifications that I could alleviate?

While they may not actually bring anything up, this is a good question to ask to see if there are any issues with what you’ve presented to this. It’s often hard to get feedback from interviews and how well you did, but by asking this question during your interview, you’ll be able to see exactly what isn’t connecting with them.

When can I expect to hear back from you after this and what are the next steps?

Never leave an interview (phone, in-person, or video) without asking this question. This gives you clear boundaries and an understanding of what should be happening next. If they’re extremely vague about the answer, follow up within one week. If they give you a specific timeline, then make sure to follow up after that time if they haven’t already.