The 7 Best Questions to Ask An Interviewer
At the end of an interview, it's not uncommon for your interviewer to ask if you have any questions. In response, you should always say yes. While interviews allow the interviewer to get to know you, this is also your chance to determine if the company is the right fit for you. Take advantage of the time at the end of the interview to ask questions that will allow you to learn more about the role and team culture.
Asking questions will show your interviewer that you're interested in the position. When you don't ask questions, it can come across as you not being eager, and instead, give the impression that you just want to end the interview quickly. If you want to wow your interviewer and gain a clearer sense of what the position will entail, we put together some of the best questions to ask an interviewer below.
If hired, will there be any training prior to starting the position?
For those who feel as though they don't have every skill required for the job, this question will help you gain clarification on the training protocol. Usually, training will help you get caught up to speed with where the company is currently at.
What will the day-to-day responsibilities be?
If you need clarification on specific aspects of the role, this question will provide elaboration on what the everyday expectations from you will be.
What is the most challenging part of the role?
This question shows that you acknowledge that not every aspect of the role will be easy. By asking this, you will find gain a clearer understanding of what to expect.
How would you describe your management style?
If you're interviewing with the hiring manager, this question will allow you to understand how your potential manager interacts with their team members. It will also help you determine if it's a management style that you will thrive under.
What is the team culture like?
Most jobs will require you to work and collaborate with other people. If you prefer working in a particular environment, this question will give you more information on how the team works with one another and what they value as a team.
What is your favorite workplace tradition, if any?
Interviews can only tell so much about a company, by asking this question you can determine how a company treats their employees. You'll also learn more about what the interviewer loves about the company and the positive things they do for their employees.
Is there any hesitations about my qualifications that I can address?
If you're feeling bold, this question will put you in a vulnerable position, but will also show that you're confident enough to address your weaknesses. You'll also gain more insight into where you stand as a candidate and you can use the opportunity to reiterate your strengths.
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