During an interview, it is crucial you prepare a list of questions ready to ask the interviewer. This will show that you have done your research and that you are genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunity. It is important to ask a variety of questions, about the company, role and the interview. We have compiled below some tips for good questions to ask during an interview, which will help you prepare and lead the interview.
1. Industry Questions
It is important to ask questions about the industry as this will show that you are engaged, enthusiastic and interested in both the role and company. When asking these questions, it is important that you have conducted your research beforehand. For example, if the company has already told you about the training courses they offer, make sure to ask specific questions on the details of the course and how this will develop your skillset and progress your career.
- What is your company’s market share?
- Who is your ideal customer/client?
- What training/development is available?
- What are the future plans for the company?
- What would a typical client look like?
- How do you see the specific role/industry changing?
- How has the company been impacted by Brexit?
2. Role Questions
This is an opportunity to gain more of an insight into the role itself. Job descriptions tend to be relatively vague and it is often far more insightful to hear about the make-up of the role you’ve applied for directly from a current employee. Additionally, it is useful to ask about the interviewer’s career as, depending on their job role, this may provide a good insight into what your career could look like in the future.
- Can you tell me about your own career path?
- What are the future plans for the company/office?
- What would be my biggest challenge in the role, if I was successful?
- What would be day-to-day responsibilities be?
- How would you see my career progressing from this role? How many different career paths are there and what do they look like?
- What do you expect from team members in this position?
- What is a typical day at the company/office?
- How do you describe the working culture of the company?
3. Closing Questions
Asking a ‘closing question’ is an excellent way to finish an interview – it will mean that the interview will come to a natural end and give you the opportunity to objection-handle regarding anyway
potential concerns that the interviewer may have, as well as letting you know what to expect regarding the next steps.
- Do you have any concerns about my application?
- Are there any of my experiences that you want me to clarify?
- Is there anything else you want to know about me?
- What are the next steps in the interview process?
- When can I expect to hear from you regarding the next steps?
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