Imagine a scenario that you are being interviewed for a job. The interview is coming to an end. Your interview has gone great, and you feel you’ll be selected. Then the Human Resource Manager asks, “Before we wrap up the interview, do you have any questions for me?” You were not expecting this question. Now your mind races but you can’t think of anything. Suddenly you become blank. So all that you put forth is a simple look, and say “No, I have nothing to ask.” Surprisingly, the most common response to the question in the interview “do you have any question for me” is “NO”! This is wrong! The reason is simple – because this may spoil your impression which you have created so far. Thus let us learn how to respond to do you have any questions for me ?
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You have to ask something. This is yet another great opportunity to sell yourself in the interview. So, in this blog we have prepared questions to ask an interviewer at the end of an interview.
Here is a list of 15 + sample questions for you to tailor to your needs during an interview. These questions are divided under 6 different headings and you can edit or modify the question as per the situation.
#1 Show interest in the recruitment process and ask:
- What’s the next step in the interview/hiring process?
- How long does your recruitment process usually take?
#2 You may show that you are genuinely interested about the job and would like to know more about the role and responsibilities:
- What are the primary responsibilities of the position?
- Can you share more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this position?
- What can you tell me about the job apart from what was in the description?
#3 You may have some specific questions about the job, such as:
- Could you tell me a little bit about the person I would report to directly?
- Would I need to travel for the position?
- How many people will I be working with?
#4 Then there could be time related questions:
- If I were hired for the position, what would be the ideal starting date?
- What does it look like during the busiest and toughest times for this role?
#5 If you are a target oriented person, then you may ask:
- What would I be expected to accomplish in my first month/year on the job?
- What is the key to succeeding in this role?
- What are the company’s targets for the coming year?
#6 Questions about you
You may seek feedback about your performance in the interview or about your suitability as the candidate, such as:
- Do you have any concerns about my candidacy?
- What are you looking for in an ideal candidate?
- Are there any qualifications that you think I’m missing?
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1. Be prepared
This means you should expect to be asked this question. Secondly, put together at least 10 questions to take with you to the interview. As mentioned in the previous lines, there can be many things you can ask the interviewer – right from seeking clarification to seeking further information or indirectly telling the HR Manager about your focus areas.
Depending on who is interviewing you or the focus areas of your interview, your questions should vary.
2. Who is interviewing you is important
If you are being interviewed with the hiring manager, ask some questions about the job, the profile, challenges and the desired qualities.
If you are interviewing with a senior executive of the department, ask about the department.
If a very senior member of the management is interviewing you, ask about the industry and future projections. This is your chance to demonstrate your knowledge about the industry.
3. Timing is important
You will have to use your judgment about the direction in which the interview went. This can be inferred from the nature, type and number of questions you were asked. Think of the interview as a formal conversation. You will be able to spot appropriate time to ask certain types of questions, like we have mentioned already.
To be on the safer side, concentrate on questions relating to the job responsibilities and how well you fit into the position.
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