End of Interview Questions
So you've reached that point during an interview when you’re asked, ‘do you have any questions?’ Asking well researched questions at this stage, demonstrating your knowledge and suitability for the role will put you a step ahead of your competition.
Saying no at this point could cause the client to lose interest and may damage your chances of getting the job. We’ve had clients lose interest in a candidate all together because they did not take this valuable opportunity to dig deeper.
So, what should you ask if all of your back up questions have already been answered? Your questions should demonstrate that you’ve been listening during the interview or that you have done your research prior to the interview.
In addition to this, you should also tailor your questions to the type of role you are interviewing for, the level of formality of the interview and what has already been discussed during the interview so far.
There is no definitive and perfect list of questions to ask, however, we've listed some excellent ones here to get you thinking.
- What is the managerial style of the person I will be reporting to?
- Do you think I will be a good cultural fit for your organisation?
- What types of people thrive in your organisation?
- Why has the position become available?
- What are your rates of employee turnover like?
- What challenges face the organisation going forward?
- How will you measure my success in this role?
This is your chance to ‘wow’ your interviewer with your knowledge of the role, the organisation and the industry. If you don’t take this opportunity, you risk leaving the impression that you are unprepared or simply disinterested.
If you have gone through a good recruiter for the role, they will have prepared you in great detail for your interview with the employer. Details such as company culture, pay and allowances, hours, flexible working arrangements and opportunities for professional development will have all been thoroughly discussed. Whilst, this may cancel out some of the questions you would normally ask, we still recommend using this technique to leave a great impression on your interviewer.