The interviewer will ask if you have any questions, this is your chance to show that you have done research and really want the job. You should ask between 2 to 3 questions.
Never ask questions about what you will get paid, or what benefits (e.g. leave days) the job offers. You should only ask these types of questions once the employer offers you the job.
Questions you could ask:
1. What does a typical day on the job involve?
Try to find out more about what the job is like, what you will do every day and why the role exists in the company or organisation.
2. Who will you be working with?
Find out who will be your manager and colleagues. Ask how long they have been working there and what experience they have.
3. Is this a new position?
If the interviewer says no, then ask why the previous person left the job. If they say yes, ask why the position was created.
4. Ask how soon you will need to start.
For example, “If I do get the job, when would you need me to start?”
5. Will there be opportunities for growth in this position?
This question shows that you are interested in growing and moving up in the company, and you have the chance to find out what future opportunities you could aim for in the company.
6. Try to ask a question about the company’s culture or values.
For example, “What would you say employees enjoy the most about working here?” By asking this type of question, you can find out if it is a formal or more relaxed work environment, what the dress codes are, and what you can expect from working for the company.
7. At the end of your interview, you should politely ask when you can expect to get feedback, or when they are likely to make a decision.
- The job advert provides you with valuable clues and information that will help you think of questions to ask during your interview.
- The best questions are those that come up naturally in your conversation with the interviewer. It shows that you listen and have good communication skills.
Interviews can be very stressful - it is important to relax and keep calm. Remember the employer is watching your behaviour, body language and how you communicate. The interview is your opportunity to get to know more about the employer, the company and to show them who you are and what makes you different.