“Do you have any questions for me?”
Invariably, most job interviews get to the point where the employer asks you that question. The absolute worst response is…
“Nope, I think you pretty much answered everything.”
That is a passive reply. Employers dislike passive. Instead, demonstrate your genuine interest in the position by confidently asking some questions.
In the days prior to your interview, think about some things you really want to know, then start your questions with those. There are hundreds of other questions you might also ask.
Questions you can ask in the interview
- What do you enjoy about working for this company?
- What do you enjoy about living in this city?
- What are some traits you especially liked in past employees?
- What are some traits you didn’t care for in former employees?
- What are some of the challenges of this position?
- If I am fortune enough to get this position, what kind of support will I receive?
- If I am fortunate enough to get this opportunity and I do well, what are the opportunities for promotion?
There are also questions NOT to ask. Inquiring about things like vacation days and reserved parking places demonstrate a “what’s in it for me” mentality that might cost you the job.
Be bold in asking questions. The job interview is as much an opportunity for you to determine if the employer is a good fit for you as it is for them to determine the opposite.