Consider these five never-fails, to end on a fantastic note and to allow you to decide if you want to work here as much as they want you.

Do You Have Any Questions for Us?
4 Great Responses and the BEST Question You Can Ask at Your Interview

Consider these five never-fails, to end on a fantastic note and to allow you to decide if you want to work here as much as they want you.

Congratulations! Your well-polished and professional resume has landed you an interview and you have been knocking them out of the park (you savvy interviewee, you). And now we reach the conclusion and the inevitable “Do you have any questions for us?” You know not to get into details about your annual bonus or the color you’d like your corner office painted, and you also don’t want to end a fabulous interview with the dreaded “Nope, no questions, you’ve answered them all already” (even if that’s true) so, how can you best answer the ‘questions’ question and leave a great final impression, while also gathering the critical information you need to determine whether this is a good fit for you or not. Consider these five never-fails, with your own spin of course, to end on a fantastic note and to allow you to decide if you want to work here as much as they want you.

  1. If I were awarded this position, what do you see as my most important deliverable in the first 3 months?
    This question shows that you are action oriented, and that you have a strong mission of service. You are asking what you can do for the employer, and you are showing that you understand you will be expected to produce results.

  2. In your opinion, what do you think is the most important quality for the person hired for this position to have to be successful?
    This question allows you to understand from the interviewers perspective what is required to do the job. It may or may not give you a clue to how you’ve presented, but you will do well to really consider this answer and determine if you have the qualities they are looking for.

  3. What do you personally think is the best thing about working for this company?
    Use your discretion when asking this as to whether you’ve established the rapport required to make this question appropriate. The answer, if honest, will give you valuable insight into the company’s culture and whether you’d enjoy working there.

  4. What challenges do you see existing in this role, and what do you see as necessary to overcoming them?
    This is another win-win question that allows you to gain valuable insight into the position as well as demonstrating your understanding of this role and your respect for the hiring manager’s opinion. You will be perceived as willing and teachable and you will hopefully get an understanding of whether you are up for this particular challenge.

  5. And finally, the most important question you can ask!
    I am really excited about this position and think it sounds like a great fit. Do you have any concerns about my ability to do this job that I can revisit with you before I leave?

Yes, this is a bold one and you should only use it if the first part is true, but remember unless you are talking to a recruiter, the person you are talking to may not be a trained interviewer and if they have concerns or questions may not know to ask about them. This is an opportunity to not only express your interest, but to overcome any objections before they fester.

So now, when the ‘do you have questions’ question is asked, you can be prepared and come away with the information both you and the interviewer need to know if this is a good fit.

Content sourced from Talent Inc.
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