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Job Interview Questions: Do You Have Any Questions?

Job Interview Questions: Do You Have Any Questions?

With all the preparation required to answer a multitude of possible questions during a job interview, it's very easy to forget that the job interview is also an opportunity for you to find out more about the hiring company and the role.

Most candidates are glad when this question comes up, not because they have lots of things to ask, but because it's usually a sign that the interview is nearly over. To get out of what can feel like a stressful situation, too many candidates tell the interviewer that they don't have any questions - even if they're bursting to ask something.

This is an opportunity you really shouldn't miss. It's another chance for you to demonstrate your knowledge and your ability to get to grips with new subjects. The job you're applying for is new to you, so explore it.

Think about some of the more important aspects of the job and the company, that you want to know more about.

- What would your first tasks be?
- Are you expected to travel as part of the role?
- Who would you report to, and can you meet them?
- Is there an expanded job description you could take with you?
- What are the biggest challenges the company and the new role are facing?
- How does the company handle performance and how often is your performance reviewed?
- How would the interviewer describe the work culture?

The list of potential questions is endless, but consider what you know already about the job and figure out what you feel you want to know before you're sure it's the job for you. Remember, you're interviewing too, and asking questions shows the interviewer that you know this.

Asking questions of your own is hugely important. It demonstrates a number of key things. You need to show you're interested in the hiring company. Asking questions about their business and the challenges they face shows that you've considered both the role and its wider context within the company.
Good questions also show that you're engaged in the conversation you're having. You're enthusiastic and you like to prepare in advance: all things most employers really want to see in a successful candidate.

Article Added: 23/09/2015

Posted By: Paul Docherty