The hard part is done: you have just sat through a 30 minute interview with your interviewer answering all of her questions. All you got to do is ask your interviewer a couple questions about the company and you will be out of there in no time. No need to sweat it! The hard part that they truly evaluate you on is over. Right?
What an interviewer ask you and what you ask the interviewer is just about as equally important. An interview is a two-way street. Whereas the employer is trying to learn about you, your ambitions, and your skills, you are trying to assess whether this organization and the position are a good fit for you.
The number one rookie mistake that so many applicants make is by not spending their time preparing for this portion of the interview and in turn, ask the interviewer superficial questions that they could have found on the organization’s website or social media channels. Stand out as a candidate by listening attentively and asking questions that you truly want answers to. It is a proactive way to show your potential employer your interest in the organization.
Preparation is the key to success. Ditch the “tell me about a day in this position” or “who will I report to directly” questions and ask your interviewer ones that will impress them and make them think. Alongside with asking what the next steps are, we have compiled ten smart and impressive questions for you to ask your interviewer the next time you are searching for a job. Our magic number of questions to ask in an interview? Four!
These questions range from learning about office culture and team relations, to growth and process.