Towards the end of the interview it isn’t uncommon for a hiring manager to ask if there are any questions you want answered. They’re looking for you to ask questions because it shows that you’re prepared for the interview and engaged in the conversation. When you ask questions it shows the interviewer that you want to make sure this company is a good fit for you. That shows that you are truly interested in a future with the company.
Points to Emphasize
When you get asked this question there are a few topics you want to make sure to bring up.
Make sure to have some ideas of questions that you should ask, so you seem prepared.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
There are many questions that you should avoid asking.
- Don’t ask about changing the work schedule.
Avoid questions that make it seem like all you do is take time off of work.
Here’s an example of an appropriate question for the interviewer:
I did want to ask you about the management style used in the company. Is it hands on or hands off Do you like working under this management style Has the supervisor for this position worked with someone with these responsibilities before, or is it going to be new for them
Make sure all of your questions are positive, and give the interviewer time to answer. Use this time to make sure that you would fit well with the company.