There comes that moment in any job interview where the employer asks the final question. You breathe a sigh of relief when you answer it beautifully and think that you have the job in the bag. Then something happens that you didn’t expect, the employer asks if you have any questions for them. If you’re not prepared one of two things will likely happen. You’ll either say no and end the interview or ask a bunch of irrelevant questions to fill up the time. Both are going to pretty much guarantee the job offer will not go to you. Employers give you the opportunity to ask questions to gage your interest. In this article we will look at good and appropriate question to ask an employer during an interview.
A good question to ask is who your immediate supervisor will be. There is a good chance that the person doing the interview will not be directly responsible for you. However, they may be a part of the decision making process so it is a chance to make a good impression on them as well. You should also ask for your sake. You will have to work quite closely with this person and you need to know what you are getting yourself into.
A second good question to ask is when a hiring decision will be made. This shows that you are keen and eager to get started. You could also ask how successful candidates will be notified. Showing an interest in details like this will work to your advantage.
Asking about future advancement opportunities is a good question to ask. This shows that you have a long term view of staying with the company and employers generally like that. They are more likely hire a person who is going to stay with them for an extended period of time then someone who will move on in a few years time. It also shows that you are goal oriented and ambitious which most companies admire.
To complement advancement, you could ask about possible training opportunities. This again shows your ambition as well as willingness to learn.
Finally, asking about the appropriate dress code is a good question. This shows you’re willing to please and have an eye for detail.
By asking your employer some or all of the above questions, you will present yourself as a serious minded person who has a long term interest in the company. Asking questions of the employer is another opportunity to put your best foot forward. Make sure you use it to your advantage.