We all want to be remembered and leave a legacy behind, right? Well, good news… you can start practicing by preparing a set of questions to ask at the end of an interview. I’m not saying you need recite a song or preform a dance routine, as this is real life and not a pageant after all. However, you’ll soon realize that preparing to ask questions at the end of an interview can be as important as preparing to answer questions themselves. It gives you a powerful competitive advantage against other candidates and at the same time a chance at being the memorable star we all know you are.
Sad but true, you have got to always keep in mind that people conducting interviews are constantly meeting with tons of other candidates on top of their daily workload. I hope you find this set of questions below helpful while you prep for an interview and hopefully they will help set you apart from the rest of the bunch!
1) What does success look like for you in this position?
2) What is your company culture like?
3) What have you enjoyed most about working here? – this is where you can show them that you stalked them on LinkedIn and did your research!
4) What does a typical day look like for this role?
5) Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
6) What are additional important skills I will need to do this job well?
7) Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?- this question is for the bold and the brave, it’s very honest.
8) What’s the most important thing you expect this person to accomplish in the first 60 days?
9) Who previously held this position or is this a newly created role?
10) What are the next steps in this process?