At some point in an interview, an interviewer will ask if you have any questions. At this point, not asking questions can send the wrong messages like you aren’t interested or not prepared or you are not able to think.
In light of this, it is essential that you ask questions. Prepare a number of questions to ask the interviewer because some questions you prepared might get answered during the interview. Below are questions that you could ask the interviewer:
1. What will it take to make me successful in this role? This shows the interviewer that you have interest in the position and are willing to be successful if given the opportunity.
2. Is there growth prospect in the organization? This shows the interviewer that you are a visionary and see yourself rising in the organization. It also shows the interviewer that you intend to stay in the company for a while. Besides you wouldn’t want to work in a company where there are no opportunities for you to grow.
3. What is your company’s culture like? This sends a message that you want to fit in as fast as possible and that’s an attractive feature to be known with. This question also lets you know if the company is one that you will want to work for.
4. Are there training programs available to employees? This draws the attention of the interviewer to your willingness to learn new skills and grow in your profession.
5. Do you have any issues with my qualification? This shows how secure you are in your shortcomings (if any) and your willingness to learn. This feature is very important on the job and is critical for personal professional development.
6. What are the next steps in the interview process? This emphasizes your interest in the position and your enthusiasm to be the one chosen for the role.
Asking questions in an interview helps you know if the company or position is right for you. It is also an opportunity to show your level of interest in the company or position and to take control of the conversation.