Best Questions to Ask During an Interview:
At On Cue Hire, we go to great lengths to ensure you’re ready and prepared for the interview. This is the biggest step in our journey to find a career match, aside from your first day, and we want to help you feel confident and set you up for success.
At the end of the interview, it’s customary for the interviewer to ask, “What questions do you have for us?”
The mistake we see candidates make is that they say, “None right now, thank you” or “I can’t think of anything right now.” These answers, to say the least, don’t leave a lasting impression. This is your moment to leave the interviewer without doubt that you’re the right person for the job.
Here are some of the top questions we recommend asking during your interview:
- Why is this position open?
This is an opportunity for you to understand why the vacancy is available, and hear it straight from someone at the company at which you’re interviewing.
- What does a typical workday look like?
This allows you insight into what your day-to-day will be if given this opportunity. It also may provide you some insight into the culture of the company (what time are the team meetings? Etc.)
- What will I be expected to accomplish in the first few months and beyond on the job?
This question allows the interviewer to picture you in this role.
- What does the future path look like for this position in terms of promotions and career advancement?
This question shows that you’re goal-driven and looking at the big picture.
- How do you envision me impacting your company?
This question undoubtedly will show your motivation in making a difference and contributing to the greater good of the company and your role.
- What do you see as the company’s strengths?
On Cue Hire’s Talent Agents believe that every interviewer is a mutually-beneficial opportunity for both the interviewee and interviewer to learn more about what you’re signing up for. This question is a great one for interviewees who really want to dig into the organization and determine if it’s the right fit for your career.
- Is there any other information I can provide while I’m here to make you feel confident in selecting me for this position?
This extends an open door to the interviewer to put any doubts they have out there and discuss them openly with you.
- What can I read and study before a start day to ensure I’m prepared as much as possible?
We all know there is ramp-up time when starting a new job. If you show that you’re motivated to lessen the training period and provide immediate value, this is a huge plus in hiring you over any other candidate.
- Is there any answer I gave during the interview on which you’d like more clarification?
If there’s any hesitancy in any of the answers you gave, this is the time to clarify it. This question shows confidence and that you’re open to hearing direct feedback, both great qualities in any employee and/or contractor.
- When will you make the selection?
Don’t leave the interview without day and time to follow up. Ask the interviewer if it’s OK to reach out in 2-3 business days if you haven’t heard a decision yet. You spent time and effort on this interview and you deserve feedback and an understanding of next steps!
To close the interview, we recommend asking for the job…every single time! It shows your interest, leaves a lasting confident impression and ensures the interviewer that you’re ready to say yes to the job offer. We recommend saying something along the lines of “I will readily accept an offer if given!”
Best of luck! We know you are going to rock the interview and we’re here to help in any way we can.