Do you have any questions? Yes, the answer is always YES!
We created a list with questions you can ask to avoid any awkward situations when the hiring manager asks you the obligatory ‘do you have any questions?’ line. Even if you already know the answers to the questions, still ask questions. By asking questions you not only get more information about the job, you’re also showing the hiring manager that you are genuinely interested in the position and the company.
So, this is your chance to get information you would like to know about the company you are interviewing at. You’re there to find out information about your employer as much as they’re there to find out about you. The more details you know, the better you will be able to decide if this is the job for you.
What to ask the hiring manager? Here are a few examples;
- What do you like the most about working here?
- What’s the working environment and culture of the company like?
- Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
- What skills and experiences would make an ideal candidate?
- What constitutes success at this position and this company?
- Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?
- What is the next step in the process?
So how many questions should you be asking?
Prepare at least 4 or 5 solid questions, in case a few questions already get answered during the interview. If you haven’t prepared enough questions you run the risk that you don’t have anything to ask at the end of the interview.