An interview is a business meeting and, just like any meeting, it is important to go into it well prepared. In most cases, the interviewer will allow you the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the interview. Asking great questions is one way to impress them and has many advantages for you, the job seeker:
Prepare a wide range of questions
Now, sometimes, the interviewer answers many of your questions during the course of the interview, leaving you with nothing else to ask. To avoid this situation, prepare lots of questions and take them with you to the interview. Try to include some questions that link to the research you have done as it is less likely that these will have been answered during the normal course of the interview discussion. Taking along 8-10 great questions will ensure you have something left to ask at the end of the process.
So, what should be the focus of your questions?
Great questions will focus on the following areas (but don’t ask anything basic that can be answered through a simple online search):
Example questions to ask:
There is an infinite number of questions you could ask and they will vary depending on the role, organization, and the interviewer. Here are some examples to help you get started: