You have been through it all. The application and shortlisting process; sweated your way through the tasks, meeting new faces of prospective colleagues, and all the interview questions. And then it comes:
“So, do you have any questions for us?”
You are tired. Your brain has used maximum cell capacity. What you really want to ask is, “Are you kidding me? Can I go home now?”
It is easy to simply say “No.”
It is understandable to fumble up some nonsense question.
But help is at hand to deal with this final hurdle.
Therefore, your responses now are equally important. It is always worth going into the interview with a few well-considered questions prepared in advance. You may choose to focus on day-to-day operations, centered around the role or company, finding out more about vision, culture and values, or wider impact of industry trends.
Examples (if you don’t already know the answers):
This is not the opportunity to ask about your chances, the competition or start trying to negotiate your family holidays.
Examples to avoid:
In the same way that first impressions count, you can also leave the interview having impressed the company by your thought-provoking questions; or you can just undo the good work from the rest of the interview and leave a big question mark hanging over your head as your final impression.
Every question forms an impression. The interview is not over until you are in your car driving home!
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