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These are the Questions YOU Should Ask Your Job Interviewer

January 25, 2023

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"Do you have any questions?"

Interviewers typically end their interviews with this question. And you better not say that you're all good or that you don't have anything to ask them.

Remember, an interview is not finished after you answer their questions. The end is your moment in the spotlight. It is when you can express your enthusiasm for the position you are applying for by asking pertinent questions about the role and the company.

However, don't just go for it and ask whatever comes to mind without any preparation. For example, asking if a background check is necessary can be seen as a red flag. So, if you don't know which questions to ask your interviewer, here are five examples.

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Could I dispel any doubts you may have regarding my qualifications?

There is nothing wrong with asking for feedback. Towards the end of your interview, grab the chance to find out if your potential employer has any questions or concerns about the information on your CV. It's a great time to show the company that you can take criticism well and are willing to grow in your role. Even if you don't get the job, you can use whatever they will say to your advantage. Use the interviewer's concerns to improve your resume for your next interview, especially if you will be applying for jobs in the same field.

Is there room for growth here at the company?

Even if you seem like a good fit for the job, you should ensure if there is a possibility for advancement in the company before joining them. In the long run, it's easy to feel underpaid and career-trapped if you're stuck in a job with no option to advance. Being in a company wherein you will do the same thing over and over again is bound to cause burnout so it would be best to inquire about the company's commitment to employee development and promotion. If the interviewee is hesitant to provide you concrete answers, you might question them about their own experiences with career advancement at the company.

How would you describe the culture of the company?

The company's culture is a major factor to consider when searching for a new job. This will give you an idea and an early assessment of the company which can help you decide if you will like working there or not. Neither you nor the interviewer wants to be stuck with a position where you don't feel comfortable because of the company's culture. So here is what you have to look for when asking for the company's culture: the way employees are treated, working schedule and conditions, the company's values, its vision for the future, and their overall mission.

What comes next after this interview?

The hiring process can be a lengthy one as some employers take some time to make a choice and get back to you. However, it makes sense to stay updated about the status of your application. So, inquire if the interviewer doesn't explain the succeeding steps in the hiring procedure. You'll learn at the very least when you can expect to hear from them again. They can also drop hints about wanting to proceed with your application.

Do you have any further information about the team I would be joining?

If you really want to join this company, you'll get a head start by knowing who you'll report to and the people you'll be working with. Asking this question can also give you the chance to learn about the dynamics and working practices of the team, since you will most likely be working closely with them. Some more good topics you can relate to this question are evaluations of employee performance, projects that the team is currently working on, and challenges facing the department.

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