You shouldn’t think that due to the questions asked to you finished, it means that your time of pressure has ended. In fact the part of interview questions to ask is one of the sections of an interview to be prepared and be careful.
Al candidates usually ask certain common kind of questions, and what we are looking with the interview is to impress and distinguish you from the rest of candidates, that’s why we’ve selected the following recommended questions to ask interviewer during a job interview.
The interviewer might say: Would you like to ask some questions? Then you must take the chance to exploit your preparation, don’t say “no&” because in that way you’ll show lack of interest or dejection. You should have a set of questions for the interviewer so you’ll show you’re prepared and you did a detailed research on the company.
Remember to not ask questions that were answered on the website of the company or other publication, it’s correct to ask for more details about the job position, avoid asking for salaries or benefits. Prepare open ended questions, and be sure to clarify all your doubts in order to take a correct decision, we cannot provide all the options for interview questions to ask, but remember that the questions you can ask must let you know what do you want to know about the company? What would make you say yes (or not) to the job offer? What questions are necessary to clear all your doubts to take a decision? Etc.
Questions to start
- Describe your ideal employee for this position; what skills does he/she need to succeed?
- What do you enjoy most about working for this company?
- According to the work environment, what kind of employees fit in well?
- Is there a very challenging activity to get used to for someone in this position?
- What are the performance expectations of this position over the first 12 months?
- Why did you choose to work for this company? And what do you like best about working at this company?
- Has the company faced any challenges in the industry, if so, how have you worked to overcome them?
- There’s something you’re proud of in the company?
- Is this a new position or am I replacing someone? – What were the major strengths and weaknesses of the last person who held this job?
- What are the department goals for next year?
- Why are you looking at external candidates for this position, instead of promoting from within?
- What do you see ahead for your company in the next five years?
- How do you measure success?
- What does it take to be successful in this company?
- What are the next steps in the interview process?
What questions the interviewee should not ask?
- What does this company do? (It’s something you should already know)
- If I get the job when can I take time off for vacation? (Don’t ask for benefits or vacations)
- Can I change my schedule if I get the job? (It’ll be better to focus in you getting the job, however, there’re other departments in charge of it)
- Did I get the job? (This question can have a high cost for you, you need to be patient )
- What’s the salary for this position?
- How long I’ll have to wait for a promotion?
- How late can I be to work without getting fired?
- Can I bring my dog to work? (focus on relevant questions)