Five Questions to ask at your Job Interview

So you have made it to the end of your interview and (hopefully) feeling confident with your answers. But here comes the next challenge:

“Do you have any questions for us?”

Just when you thought that you could stand up, shake their hand and breathe a sigh of relief, you have been asked to bring some questions to the table.

But fear not, here are five questions you could ask, that will leave your potential employer thinking “Wow, they came prepared and asked some excellent questions”, giving you a heads up over the other candidates applying:

  1. Where do you see the organisation in the next five years?

This shows your interest in the company and passion to see how it will grow… hopefully with you on board. Do your homework: do they have new products on the horizon? Will there be industry changes, if so, how will they be affected? Elaborate on your question!

  1. How would you describe a typical day in this role?

This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the role, rather than what you read on the job advert. It enables the employer to go in to more detail about your duties and responsibilities, and if you are unsure of any aspect, this is a great time to ask.

  1. What would be the benefits of working for your company over the competition?

This is quite a brave question, but it will demonstrate the passion the employees feel towards the company. There maybe an aspect of “sales” involved, but it will allow you to understand the perks and benefits of working at this company over the competition.

  1. What type of training is provided for this role?

This shows your interest in expanding your knowledge and skills, and ultimately growing with the employer. It proves you are not a know-it-all, and open to learning and developing on a professional level.

  1. Do you have any questions or hesitations about my experience or qualifications?

This demonstrates to the interviewer than you are confident about your skills and abilities, and feel it suitably fits the role. If they do have any hesitations, refer back to the training they might provide and how you envisage this to help you, showing you are worth the investment.

So there you have five questions you can ask at the end of your job interview. Do you have any more examples which you have asked, or been asked?

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