From questions about the role, to the team you'll be working with, here's our pick of the top questions to ask in an interview.
Job interviews can be exciting and daunting at the same time, and there’s a lot to think about when you’re prepping for the big day. Although the interview process is geared towards helping your interviewers assess how you would fit in with their company and whether you’re suitable for the role, it’s also your opportunity to get to know the company better and to work out if it’s a good fit for you.
While prepping for the
questions the interviewers are likely to ask
you, you should also make a list of questions ready to ask them. Well thought-out questions will help you clarify any doubts you have about the company as well as showing the interviewer that you’re seriously considering the role and are picturing yourself working there.
Knowing what you want to ask your interviewers beforehand will make you appear confident, interested, and engaged with the entire interview process and means you’re less likely to hesitate when the interviewer asks you if you have any questions for them – they will often do this towards the end of the interview.
It's a good idea to have several questions up your sleeve, just in case you already cover some of them during the interview.
There are some questions that it’s better not to ask in an interview. Firstly, try not to ask the interviewer about things that can be easily sourced from the company’s website as you don’t want to look like you haven’t done your research. It is also good to avoid going over ground that has already been covered during the interview, although it’s okay to ask for clarifications if you need to. When it comes to money, there are no set rules for talking about salary in an interview, but it may be a better to ask about salary at a second interview rather than your first, or to leave that question out of the interview entirely, and instead have that conversation with your recruiter rather than the employer directly.
Here's our pick of the key questions to ask at a job interview.
Asking a couple of questions about the position you are interviewing for will show interviewers you have a genuine interest in the job and that you are trying to see yourself in the position.
Asking the interviewer some questions about themselves builds rapport as well as giving you the inside track on life at the company.
It’s important to know that you can have a future within a company, so you’ll want to find out about the learning and development opportunities available.
As the interview is coming to a close, if the employer doesn't give an indication of what happens next, then a good way to wrap things up is by asking about the next steps and when you can expect to hear from them.
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