Do you have any questions for us?
If you have been to a (good) job interview, it should end with this question.You probably already know that if you want the job, saying “no” is not an option. Asking a question or two has the power to reveal additional aspects of the role and impresses the recruiter that you are keen about the job details improving your chances of getting hired. Therefore, you need to go in prepared with a few smart, tailored questions.
Ready to interview the interviewer and land your dream job?
This guide will show you:
- 10 best questions to ask at the end of an interview and show you’re the best candidate.
- Tips on how to construct your own questions to ask at the end of an interview.
- How many questions to ask at the end of an interview.
Here are our top picks for good questions you can ask your interviewer.
1.From your experience, what’s the best thing about working here?
- Helps you develop a rapport with the interviewer
- Shows your interest in the company in general, not just the job itself
- Makes you memorable—it’s not an obvious question and candidates rarely think to ask it
2.How do you evaluate and define success in this position?
Recruiter’s love hearing this question
Nothing shows you’re a goal-oriented professional better than asking how you can be successful before you even get the job. Plus, you’ll learn a lot about what’s expected of you.
3.What professional development opportunities are available for this position?
Ambitious candidates eager to learn new skills will always have an edge over those who believe they’re already qualified enough. As an added bonus, this question suggests to the interviewer that you plan to stay in your profession for the foreseeable future.
Remember that you’re asking about training and development opportunities, not promotions!
4.What are the main challenges for someone in this role?
This question will help you manage your expectations of the role and find out exactly what awaits you if you get the job.
5.What does the onboarding process look like for new employees in this role?
The answer to this question can be surprisingly revealing, especially if you’re not sure if the job’s seniority level matches your experience. If it turns out you’re expected to dive right in with no prep, it might help you evaluate if the job is fit for you.
6.What are some of the challenges that the company’s facing right now?
You’ll get insights into the company’s current and future situation. For bonus points, ask a follow-up question regarding how someone in this role can contribute to overcoming those challenges—
You’ll come across as a proactive and boost your chances of landing the job!
7.What was the team’s biggest achievement in the past year?
Get ready to learn more about the scope of the company’s activities and what’s considered an achievement in the context of your future role.
8.What are some of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on in this company?
The response you get will give you a better idea of the way the company works, with a specific example. And it helps to establish rapport with the interviewer and show your interest in the role.
9.Can I provide any further details that would be helpful in making your decision?
With this question, you’re providing the interviewer with the opportunity to ask you follow-up questions about what you discussed earlier. Perhaps they’d like you to clarify something you said in one of your responses, or they want to hear more details.
Plus, it shows you’re still interested in the opportunity after the main part of the interview.
10.What are the next steps?
Recruitment processes vary between companies .The average number of interview rounds is 3, but there’s no rule that says this will be true in your case.
So, it’s good to find out what you’re in for. Perhaps you’ll get an offer after just 2 interviews, or maybe you’ll come back here for more question ideas as you get ready for your 5th round!
Here are a few things to consider when preparing your questions:
How many questions should I ask at the end of an interview? Aim for around 3, but there’s no hard rule, you’ll have to read the room.
If the atmosphere is comfortable and the interviewer answers your questions with enthusiasm, you can ask a couple more questions. If they seem in a rush, however, stick to one or two most important queries. All in all, prepare around 5 questions, just in case some of the answers come up naturally during the interview.
Can I ask about specific aspects of the job?
Absolutely! Ask about specific processes, procedures, and solutions the company has in place, and you’ll learn more about the position and show your experience.
Just make sure your questions are relevant and fall within the responsibilities of the role, and include a couple of questions about the company as a whole.