So, you’re at the end of the interview…. You have answered all of the interview questions and everything you wanted to find out about the position has probably been explained during the course of the interview.
You are then asked, ‘Do you have any questions for me?’
This is not an invitation for you to ask them ‘what salary will I get?’ or ‘Do you have a company car scheme?’. This is an opportunity for you to stand out and show your enthusiasm and eagerness for the role and the company. Unless you want to seem uninterested, I would always recommend preparing a couple of questions. I have listed a few examples that we have found work well when asking our clients what questions they have been asked at the end of interviews.
What do you like most about working for this company?
You have been selling yourself for the duration of the interview. Switch things around and give them the chance to sell the company to you.
I believe I would be successful here. Do you have any concerns about me fulfilling the responsibilities of this position?
You are confident enough to ask because you believe you are good enough for the job. Hopefully, the employer wouldn’t reply to the question with yes but if they do, you will then have the opportunity to address any concerns they have.
If I was offered the job, what preparation could I do?
You are confident that you can secure the job. Now impress your prospective future employer with how enthusiastic you are about the role even before you have started.
Are there opportunities for career development or further training?
Not only will this portray your great work ethic and desire to progress, it may give you the answers you need to make a decision on whether or not the company is right for you.
From what we have talked about today, I am really interested In the opportunity, could you explain to me what the next steps are?
This will help put your mind at ease if they do not contact you straight after the interview and will stop yourself wondering when you should follow up with them.