Interviews are a great place to ask questions and learn more about the job and the company, but you need to make a good impression too.
So how do you stand out from all the other interviewees who have applied for the same position?
As well as the answers to their questions, you can also shine when it comes to asking your own questions.
Here are some questions you should be asking:
This question will show the interviewer you are in it for the long term and have a serious interest in the long term at this company.
This shows you are really interested in the impact this role has, not just after any job. It also implies you are driven, and interested in really trying to help your employer.
Asking to meet other members of the team shows you are interested in the overall dynamic of the office and its culture. Many employers really care about new staff fitting into the way the team already works.
It might feel like you are setting yourself up for criticism, but it gives you the opportunity to answer any reservations the employer has before they go away with questions you could have easily answered.
This gives you the chance to elaborate on the skills you have that you know could fit into the gap.
Switching questions round to the employer shows an interest in them and also a sense of using this one window into the company you have.
Asking your own questions is the perfect time to stand out in your interview. If you’re stuck you can use the questions the interviewer has asked and turn them back around. If they ask you how you deal with a difficult situation, ask them how they deal with situations in their role so you know how they work as a manager.