Interviews are nervous-making and can be stressful. Are you wearing the right outfit? Are you being friendly and professional? Is the person interviewing you not warm? You probably need the job you’re interviewing for, which adds a layer of financial stress. But while they’re interviewing you to see if you’re a good fit for the company, you are also interviewing them to see if they’re a good fit for you. Here are five important questions to ask at the end of the interview.
1. What qualities do you look for in an employee?
This is a fantastic way to have the employer state exactly what they’re looking for. They may also mention something about the position they didn’t cover beforehand.
2. What have you enjoyed most about working here?
This allows you and the interviewer to connect on a more personal level while also providing insight on how satisfied people are with their jobs. If the interviewer finds it difficult to come up with an answer, it’s a warning sign.
3. Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?
I love this question as it’s straight-forward and brings any issues to the forefront of the conversation. It’s important to remain open to what may be an issue as it can be constructive criticism, rather than becoming defensive.
4. Can you tell me about who I’ll be working with?
A question like this assumes you’ll receive the job, which subconsciously helps the interviewer see you in the position. Plus, it’ll tell you who you’ll be working with on a day-to-day basis.
5. Why is this position open?
Possibly one of the most important questions, this will provide insight on whether the person before you moved up in the company, was fired, or quit. This information is important for how you see your future in this position.