Questions to ask your interviewer
Questions you ask your interviewer
To complete the two way conversation, you must ask questions and take an active role in the process. This demonstrates the importance you place on your work and career. The questions you ask and the answers you gather will assist you in determining whether the role is the right one for you. The research you did earlier should form a basis for some of your questions.
You should ensure you have a list of questions about the role specifically – such as ‘what is the reporting structure’, ‘what would be the biggest challenge in this role right now‘.
These questions should be balanced out with some more general questions about the company which might assist you in understanding the culture of the company and will show your interviewer you’ve done some preparation – bonus points for you! These might be questions like ‘what is the company’s policy on diversity‘, ‘what are the company’s goals for growth and development” or ‘what kind of training and support to you offer staff’.
Keep it simple, not too personal.
It’s perfectly okay to close the interview and ask what the next steps would be, but just remember don’t ask about salary or how long it would take for a promotion in your first interview (it’s one thing to be focused on career success, but another to come across as greedy, pushy or power hungry).
As a guide, we’ve outlined some further examples below and if you want more information, feel free to drop us a line here