10 Smart Questions To Ask At The End Of Your Interview

10 Smart Questions To Ask At The End Of Your Interview

1. What skills and experiences would make an ideal candidate? 

This is a great open-ended question that will have the interviewers open their hearts and state exactly what the employer is looking for. 

2. What is your biggest challenge and would I be in a position to help you solve this problem? 

This question not only shows that you are immediately thinking about how you can help the team, it also encourages the interviewer to envision you working at the position.

3. What have you enjoyed most about working here?

This question allows the interviewer to connect with you on a more personal level. The answer will also give you unique insight into how satisfied people are within the company.

4. What constitutes success at this position and this company? 

This question shows your interest in being successful there, and the answer will show you both how to get ahead and whether it is a good fit for you.

5. Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications? 

I love this question because it’s gutsy. Also, you’ll show that you’re confident in your skills and abilities.

6. Do you offer continuing education and professional training? 

This is a great positioning question, showing that you are interested in expanding your knowledge and ultimately growing with the employer.

7. Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with? 

Notice how the question is phrased; it assumes you will get the job. This question also tells you about the people you will interact with on a daily basis, so listen to the answer closely.

8. What can you tell me about your new products or plans for growth? 

Do your research on the employer’s site beforehand and mention a new product or service it’s launching to demonstrate your knowledge and interest. The answer to the question will give you a good idea of where the employer is headed.

9. Who previously held this position and where did he/she go?

This question will tell you whether that person was promoted or fired or if he/she quit or retired. This will provide a clue to whether there’s a chance for advancement, or the employee was unhappy and unsatisfied on this position

10. What is the next step in the process? 

This is essentially the last question and you should definitely ask this one. It shows that you’re interested in moving forward in the process and invites the interviewer to tell you how many people are in the running for the position.