At the end of a job interview, many employers will ask if you have any questions. Don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet because this can be a great way to continue to impress your potential employer. While some questions can be catered specifically to the job you are applying for, there are also more general questions that can be asked at any interview. This is a way to show employers that you are already invested in the job and you really care about the position.
1. Can you tell me a little bit more about the company culture?
This is a great first question to ask because it shows that you are interested in learning more about the company or organization. This is also a way for you to determine if this is the right place for you. Hopefully, they will answer with additional information beyond what their website says.
2. What are the most important skills for this job?
This question will also help you determine if this job is the right fit for you. You can also use this question as another way to show them that the skills that you have are applicable to the position. If they list skills similar to those on your resume, you can also ask how they will apply.
3. What is the long-term outlook for this position?
This question can show that, if hired, you plan to stay with the organization for a while. This is also a good way to ask about promotions and advancements without actually saying it outright. This is also a way to see if the company typically keeps employees long-term.
4. How did you develop a career with this company?
This is a way to build a connection to the person interviewing you as well as a way to gauge the overall culture that the company has. By asking a more personal question to the interviewer, you can get a better sense of the company while also forming a better relationship with your potential employer.
5. What do you enjoy about working here?
This is another question that can help form that connection with the person interviewing you. This is also another way to ask about the culture and environment that you could be working in. Sometimes, you can also find out about extra perks that you might otherwise be unaware of.
6. How is feedback given to employees?
This question is a way that can help you determine the way that performance reviews or assessments will be given. This question can also help you determine if they are really invested in helping their employees improve. Hopefully, the interviewer will be able to list the ways they help their employees be the best they can be.
7. What types of employees are successful here?
This question is another way to tell if they think you could be a good fit for their organization. If they list qualities similar to what you have, this can be a sign that they are looking for employees just like you.
Asking these questions can help show your interviewer that you are interested in the organization. The most important thing is to only ask questions that you are comfortable with asking. This can ensure that you are confident, calm and genuinely interested. So, do you have any questions?