25 Best questions to ask at the end of a job interview in 2018
Interview the Interviewer!
The ball is in your court now! As much as a company’s hiring process drills every candidate to choose the best fit for the job, so should you use the opportunity to know if that company is the right fit for you. The chance is usually given before ending an interview.
Most entry level candidates and those gravely in need of jobs (due to break from previous employment), do not care about interviewing the interviewer. Because the need to get a job overrules the prospects and berth of the job. This is a caveat, and if ignored may lead to botched decisions.
In some cases, candidates assume that asking questions can curtail their chance of being accepted. Here’s the catch, asking well-thought questions reflecting your deep interest in the job and the company, rather blaze your profile and personality.
Due to time constraints, you may have short time at your disposal. So, ask questions that truly matter.
Prepare your questions, based on your job preferences. List out the motivating factors you need to have in a reliable job.
The list of questions here will probably give you an idea of how to frame yours.
Questions to ask at the end of a job Interview
- What do you personally consider the best thing about working for this company?
- Can you name any aspect of this company you think, needs to be improved?
- What is the company focused on achieving in the next 5 years?
- How/What is the standard career path in this role/ in the company?
- Can you describe the work environment here?
Professional and individual development
- How does the company help in promoting individual development?
- What are the avenues for professional development in the company?
- After a tenure, are employees given an opportunity to move to other departments in the company? (Through Internal job postings)
- What are the next steps in the interview process?
- Do you have any questions about my fitness for this role?
- Can you describe or show the projects I would be working on?
- Do you think my work/ academic background is a good fit for this role?
- How will I be trained and what’s is the duration of the training process?
- How is my process knowledge assessed after the initial formal trainings?
- What aspects of performance are crucial in the first 30/60/90 days?
- On what parameters is individual performance assessed?
Boss and The Team
- What goals is the team focused on to align with and achieve the company’s major goals?
- How is the team culture?
- Do you organize any team building activities?
- Who will I be reporting to? Or Who will I work with?
- What are the current challenges in this team? ( or this job/ this role)
- Are all the team member’s responsibilities similar (or) Are all the roles in the team similar?
- Do teams have the opportunity to work with other departments in the company?
- Is there anything on my resume that you want me to clarify?
- Did I answer all of your questions completely?
- Do not hastily ask about salary or other perks just yet!
- Consider the company’s culture before asking. Is it a conservative or eased up culture?
- Ensure that the questions are genuine and outlined by your interest in seeking information and not merely “for the sake of asking”. Anything you ask should not make your commitment questionable.
Craft your questions intuitively and display real curiosity in knowing new aspects about the company and the work. What you choose to ask, and how you do it, also reflects a good aspect about your personality. This is the best opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the interviewer about you. So use it smartly.
Have you asked any out-of-the-box questions in an interview? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments.
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