We’ve all been there. Being in the hot seat at a job interview is no easy task, but when the time comes, your potential employer will turn the tables and ask if you have any questions. Interviewing is not unlike a first date, you gotta know if there’s chemistry and if the organization is the right fit!
Here are some questions you can ask your interviewer that might help you get a better understanding of the company and whether or not it is the right match for you.
How do you describe a typical work day/ week in this position?
Can you describe the responsibilities of the position?
How would you describe the company’s workplace culture?
How many people work in this department and office?
If I am hired for this role, who would I be reporting to? How would you describe their management style?
Are their opportunities for growth and advancement?
How does one advance in the company? Do a lot of people move around in the organization?
Are there any other questions I can answer for you?
When can I expect to hear from you?
Remember that you should do your research about the company before your job interview. Ask questions that only someone working in the organization could tell you! Stay away from questions that can be found on the company website. Also, not unlike a first date, try to stay away from questions that relate to money or asking for too much too soon.
Now take a deep breath, relax and wear your smartest suit. Good luck!