“That would be all, do you have any questions?” That one sentence is all it takes for your mind to go blank. Anxiety immediately takes over and you’re worried you would say something wrong and ruin your chances. Relax, take a deep breath. Asking questions at the end of your interview is a great way to gain insight into what to expect when you get hired. It is also a way to assess if the company will be a good fit for you. So you don’t freeze up on your next job interview, take a look at these suggested questions to ask the interviewer at the end of the interview.
1. Ask about the job position you were just interviewed for.
- Is it a recently carved-out role?
- If not, why is the previous occupant being replaced?
- Are there any incentives that come with the role?
- Do you have to work with deadlines and targets?
- Would working extra hours when necessary attract overtime pay?
- Is a change of location to be expected at any point?
2. Ask the job interviewer questions regarding the company’s work ethics and office structure.
- What are the benefits of working with the company?
- How does the hierarchy go?
- Are there specific rules that every employee has to follow?
- What team would you be working with?
3. Inquire about the promotion thread and opportunities to upskill.
- Does the company make courses available for employees?
- Are workshops and seminars organized for employees?
- How would you advance in the company from that position?
4. Ask about the company’s growth.
5. Request to know the next step in the recruitment process.
- Is this the last stage of the recruitment process?
- How soon should you expect feedback?
- What further information would you be required to provide?
- How do you stay updated on the recruitment process?
You do not need to ask all these questions, only the ones to which answers have not been provided in the job description. Remember that these questions do not only show your interest in the company but also help you to decide if the company is a good fit for you. Therefore if you are not satisfied with the answers you are given in reply to any of these questions, let the job offer go. In which case, take a look at these job listings: Executive Assistant Job – Osagie Alonge, Product Manager – Grant Management, Programs Management & Partners Management Systems – Mastercard Foundation, Secretary – Sales & Marketing Department – Dangote Group
If you find the answers satisfactory, it is time to prepare for the next step which is hopefully your onboarding. Congratulations in advance!