Here are some tips to help you ask the right questions at the end of your interview:
- Write out your questions and bring them with you to the interview so that you can remember them, and so that the interviewer can see how well-prepared you are.
- Have at least three good questions to ask.
- Ask questions that will help you see if the job has what you want/need, or if it has too much of what you do not want to experience again (refer to your workplace values for ideas).
- Ask open-ended questions, so that you get more information (not “Do you like your job?” but rather “Can you describe what it is that you like about your job?”).
- Ask questions you genuinely want the answers to.
- If you are comfortable doing so, ask questions that could start a conversation with the employer.
Sample questions you may wish to ask can include, but are not limited to:
- What are your favourite things about working here?
- What qualities are you most looking for in a candidate?
- Can you tell me more about the tasks and projects the last person in this job worked on?
- Could you describe the training process to me?
- What is your team like? How do they work together to complete tasks?
- What is the biggest challenge you see in this role?
- Is there any material I can read or learn about before I start the job, if hired? I’d like to be well-prepared.
Above all, you should ask questions that you really want to know the answers to. This is your chance to determine if the job is the right fit for you.