Many candidates think of the interview as the time they are asked questions. This is what they prepare for. However, there will be a chance in the interview when the candidate is asked if they have any questions. It’s a good idea to be prepare for this too. It will help you make a great first impression in your interview.
Below we have listed some of the best question’s candidates should ask in interviews. Have a read and see which you like the most. Practice them with a friend in preparation for your next interview.
What Do You Like About Working Here?
This gives you a great opportunity to learn more about the business. It will help you understand how the business works and any little bonuses you didn’t know about, such as team outings and lunches, etc. If the interviewer stumbles or struggles to answer the question, this could be a warning sign that this is not a great company to work for. Listen to what they are saying and the wording that they use. Check the body language too.
What’s Progression Like?
If you want a job where you can climb the career ladder, then this is important to know. If it’s a small family business and the dad is the owner and manager, it might stay this way with no room for you to grow. If progression is key for you and it’s a company where progression is possible, asking this question will show the interviewer that you are keen to grow your career within their company. Again, watch what they say. If their answer is unclear or they are unwilling to share, this could be a warning sign that there is no progression for you in this business.
Where Will the Company Be In 5 Years?
It is likely you were asked this question in your interview. There is no reason you can’t throw the question back at them. It helps you understand the future and direction of the business. It will also show the interviewer that you are looking at this as a long-term job. As they explain how the business will grow, share your skills or experience to show how you can help their growth in these areas.
Do You Have Any Concerns About Me?
This is a brave question, but it also gives you a chance to reassure them. For example, they might say that they think you’re overqualified or similar. You can use their responses as a chance to really sell yourself in the last few moments of the interview. If there are any misunderstandings or anything you have missed, these can be covered at this point.