Today we're going to tackle how to answer the job interview question, "Do you have any questions for me?" There's nothing more awkward than not being prepared for this question when it comes up in your job interview.
This is your chance to show the interviewer that you are very interested in the position and aren't just looking for a paycheck. By asking questions, you are showing them that you are doing everything you can to make an informed decision about the position and to make sure that you will be a good fit with them.
Remember, a job interview goes both ways. While they are trying to see if you'd make a great employee, you are also interviewing them to see if they'd make a great employer.
Questions to avoid:
How many vacation days do I get?
What's your policy on drug testing?
Do you allow inter-office dating?
Can we be Facebook friends?
Do I get free food?
Keep your questions professional and about the job.
Questions to ask:
What does a typical day look like in this position?
What is the most challenging part of this position?
What would be the hardest thing to learn in this job?
What would success look like in this position?
Questions like these show that you are taking your job search seriously and are making sure that this job will be a good fit for you.
This is also a great chance for you to take what you've learned from researching their website beforehand and turn it into a question:
While researching your website I noticed the company offers training for shift leaders. Can you tell me a little more about that?
This also shows the interviewer that you’ve been doing your homework for the interview and are taking your job search very seriously. You come across as professional and caring.
Have you ever asked a not-so-great question in an interview? Let us know about it below!