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6 Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview

6 Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview

So it’s the end of your interview and you’ve answered all of the questions perfectly. The interviewer then asks you if you have any questions of your own. You answer “no” because that shows that you were listening and you did your preparatory research, right? Wrong.

 

Perhaps the most important question of the interview, the opportunity to ask your own questions not only allows you to show your interest and enthusiasm for the role and the company and your astute understanding of the field; this is your final opportunity to ensure that the role and the company is the right fit for you.

 

Here are our six ideas of what to ask at the end of an interview:

 

 

  1. Ask about the role

 

 

This is your chance to ask things about the position that weren’t covered in the vacancy advertisement or job description. For example, you could ask:

 

  • Can you describe a typical day in this role?
  • What would my first week in this position look like?
  • What are your ambitions for this role?

 

 

2. Ask about management style

 

 

Most likely, your interviewer is the first contact you’ve had at the company and, potentially, your future line manager. Now is a great time to assess whether the management style at the organisation aligns with your own requirements. Here are some example questions:

 

  • How do leaders encourage employees to ask questions?
  • How do leaders set employees up for success?
  • How do employees receive feedback about their performance?

 

 

3. Ask about company culture

 

 

You could land the perfect role but if the culture of the organisation does not gel with your personality, your working life could have the potential to be the bane of your life. Make sure you get it right by asking these questions:

 

  • How would you describe the company culture?
  • What efforts do you make to ensure work-life balance?
  • How do you build strong working relationships within the team?

 

 

4. Ask about your potential future co-workers

 

 

You spend more time with your work colleagues than with your own family and friends. Start to get to know them with these questions before you jump into accepting the job:

 

  • Can you tell me about the team I may be working with?
  • What impresses you about your employees?
  • What do you enjoy most about working here?

 

 

5. Ask about opportunities for growth

 

 

If professional growth is important to you then it’s important to ask the following:

 

  • What opportunities are available for professional development?
  • What type of mentoring system do you operate with?
  • What does it take to be a top performer at this company?
  • What advancement opportunities are available?

 

 

6. Ask about the next steps after the interview should you be successful

 

 

Don’t leave the interview unsure of what will happen next. Make sure you and your interviewer are on the same page by asking:

 

  • Is there any further information I can provide you with?
  • What is the next step in this interview process?
  • When can I expect to hear from you?

 

 

Article source: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/blog/the-45-questions-you-should-ask-in-every-job-interview/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0322_uk_newsletter&utm_content=20220323_ask_interview 

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