One of the mistakes some interviewees make during an interview is to not ask any questions. Not asking any questions during a job interview gives the impression that you are not as interested in the job as you should be. That is not the type of impression that you want to make.
When it comes to asking questions during a job interview, you may be wondering what type of questions you should ask. Before examining the type of questions that you should ask, let’s talk about the type of questions that you shouldn’t ask. For one, you are advised against asking about the pay or raises. Salary is something that should be brought up by the interviewer. Your main goal at the interview should be to give the interviewer enough reasons to hire you. If and when salary is discussed, you may want to ask about raises, but it is advised that you refrain from doing so, at least right away.
Nowadays many employers provide information about their company, like a company brochure or a link to their online website. You are advised to thoroughly examine all of the information given to you, whether that information be online or in print. Using the information one question that you may want to ask during a job interview is about the company’s future? Are there any plans for expansion? How does the company rate against the competition? These are interesting questions that show that you want to work for a successful company, one that will be around for a long period of time. Asking about the stability of a company gives a good impression of yourself, as it often means that you are also looking for stability.
One of the possible questions that you could ask is about the average workday or workweek. For instance, if you were hired for the job, what would your workdays or workweeks be like? What type of tasks would you be required to complete?
You may also want to ask the interviewer some questions about their experience with working for the company, but do not get too personal. You could ask them about how they like working for their company. Ask about when they started working for the company and what level did they start at. If they advanced, ask if it was relatively easy to do? Does the company in question tend to promote from the inside up or do they hire new employees? This may get you on a personal level with the interviewer, which tends to make your interview more memorable.
The above mentioned questions are just a few of the many that you may want to ask an interviewer during a job interview. In all honesty, you are advised to use your best judgment when asking questions, but it is important that you do ask at least some.