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11 April 2022

What questions to ask at the end of your...

 

What questions to ask at the end of your interview?

At the end of your interview, its almost certain that you will be given the opportunity to ask questions. Candidates interviewing often don’t think about asking any questions at the end of an interview so don’t get caught out!

This is your time to show your enthusiasm & to check that your goals align with the companies.

Be sure to prepare multiple questions, so if some of these are answered already during your interview, then you still have some prepared questions to ask when given the opportunity. Aim to ask around three or four questions for maximum engagement.

Here a few example questions that could contribute towards a successful interview:

  • Will I be a good cultural fit in your organisation?
  • How quickly would you like the successful applicant to start?
  • To whom would I be reporting?
  • How big is the team and how many people will I work with?
  • Is this a new role or will I be replacing somebody (If so, why did they leave?)
  • What opportunities for career progression might there be for me in the company?
  • Is training offered?
  • What are the biggest challenges facing the company right now & how are you addressing them?

It is also worthwhile asking a question of the interviewer’s own role within the organisation, such as one of the following:

  • Why did you choose to progress your career in this company?
  • How long have you worked here?
  • What has been your best/ most rewarding moment at this company?

Most importantly, ask if you have answered all the interviewers’ questions and clarify any answers that were unclear.  Asking questions at the end shows that you are well prepared, have done your research and have sought answers to any outstanding questions you may have.

 

Written by Naomi Brown