Interviews are more than just a way for a future employer to see if he or she thinks you are qualified for the position or thinks you will make a good addition to the team. They also allow you to see if you will fit in at the company and if you will enjoy your new job.
So, your interview is almost over. Your interviewer has gone over what the typical day in the office looks like, explains what your potential roles will be and asks you if you have any questions for him or her. Although it’s good to know everything you need to know, chances are you don’t. Unless they have offered you a position on the spot, it’s too early to ask about pay and benefits, so what else could you possibly ask? Here are a couple of questions you may want to ask to show your interest and be prepared to accept or decline the offer (here, we assume you'll get the job):
What do you hope the person that fills this position brings to the table?
What are the next steps for the interview process?
What about this company makes you love being the manager?
Are their additional responsibilities that were not listed on the job posting?
What would a successful day look like for someone with this job title?
Would you like me to send you additional work samples?
Is there the opportunity to grow in this role and company?
How many are part of the team?
Is this a temporary or permanent position?
What are the regular business hours?
P.S. Some of these questions can be answered prior to the interview with a simple search on the company’s website. Be sure to do your research beforehand.
P.S.S. Now that your interview is over, go write your thank you note and get it in the mailbox that same day!
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