An interview is a two-way street. Both you and your potential employer are asking questions during the interview. This is a chance for you to get to know the company, the culture, and your potential employer. Also, your potential employer is getting to know you and learn about your skills. Therefore, it’s always important to prepare questions to ask your potential employer such as: description about the position, your potential boss, companies’ expectations, challenges, and so on. This will help you make sure you find the right job/company that best fits you.
Your opportunity to ask questions usually comes at the end of the interview. You should prepare at least three questions. Keep in mind that the best questions are open-ended questions. Avoid the yes and no questions along with any broad question that may be difficult to answer.
Also, pick questions that demonstrate your interest in the job and the company.
We have some examples of good questions to ask during a job interview:
· How would you describe a typical day in this position?
· What is the history of this role? Is it a new position, or was there someone in the job before?
· What are your expectations for this role during the first 30 days, 60 days, year?
· How will my responsibilities and performance be measured? By whom?
· Where do you think the company is headed in the next 5 years?
· Who do you consider your top competitor, and why?
· How many people work in this office/department?
· Could you explain your organizational structure?
· What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
· What are the biggest challenges of this job?
· How would you describe this company's values?
· What are the working hours, and your expectations for overtime?
· What would you say is the most fun or creative part of the job?
· What are the next steps in the interview process?
Asking these kinds of questions will help you find out more valuable information that wasn’t posted in the job description.