At the end of a job interview, the interviewer almost always gives you the chance to ask him some questions. It is always good to respond quickly with some intelligent and appropriate questions. This means that you should be prepared with a set of options but also that you should adapt and use the right questions for the situation.
So here are some questions that you might want to consider asking but remember to adapt them to the situation and what has already been discussed. Be careful not to memorize a list of questions and then ask the interviewer about what he had just spent time explaining.
Questions to ask during an interview
- What are you looking for in a candidate?
- What potential is there for growth within the company?
- Is there training provided and will there be a probationary period?
- How much guidance or assistance is given to employees in terms of professional development?
- What can I expect to be doing in the first week of employment?
- What skills would you recommend I work on to ensure success in this position?
- How many people would be working in the team with me? How long have they been there?
- Could you describe the atmosphere of this company for me?
- Could you describe the company’s management style?
- What do you think the employees enjoy most about working in this company?
- What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of this company and how do they compare to the industry standard?
- What are the plans for development over the next 5 years and how does this department/position fit into those plans?
- How will my performance be evaluated and will the criteria be made available to me?