So you just finished the interview and it gets to the part where the interviewer asks do you have any questions? General rule of thumb is to have a few questions lined up. Here are some example questions:
- What is a typical day like for somebody in this position? – This question is going to give you a view of what the job will consist of more so than the posting could describe.
- What is the company culture like? – This question can teach you volumes about whether or not it is the right position for you. You may learn things like company dress policies, working hours, meal times, staff engagement, etc…
- How would you describe the ideal candidate? – This question allows the prospective employer to verbalize what they are looking for in a candidate and your opportunity to tell the employer if you have those qualifications.
- What are the opportunities for advancement? – This could help you with deciding whether or not the job is a good fit. Some companies promote based on time at the company, others promote based on merit.
Overall you want to be prepared with at least a few follow-up questions for the interviewer. If they don’t mention it, make sure to ask what the next steps of the process is!