People often forget that interviews are a two-way street. Not only should you impress your potential employer with well-articulated and thoughtful answers, you should also be prepared to tackle the second part of the interview process. At the end of every interview, potential employees are all asked…”Do you have any questions?” Instead of replying with the overused and careless “no,” here are some great questions from Classroom to Cubicle that are sure to impress:
About the company:
- Where do you see the company five years from now?
- What can you tell me about the company’s plans for growth?
- What is the company’s management style?
The position’s history:
- What is the potential for growth and advancement?
- Are there any immediate challenges that will need to be addressed by the person in this position?
- Would you like a list of references?
- If I am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?
- Are there any other questions I can answer for you?
From personal experience with interviews for part-time jobs and internships, having well-articulated questions leaves a great last impression for your potential employer to reflect upon. It shows that you are enthusiastic about the company and position and have invested time into adequately preparing for the interview. So be sure to put as much thought into your questions as you put into your answers!
Make sure to read the rest of the questions found in the article. What are some great interview questions that you have used in the past? Let us know!