We’ve all been there, you finish an interview and the employer turns to you and says: “Do you have any questions for us?” You foolishly stare back and mutter the words: “Nope, not at the minute. Cheers!”
Although the main body of the interview is the priority, questions you ask post interview can show you have a real, keen interest in learning more about the company and where you might fit.
1. How would you describe the company’s culture?
This question helps you gain an insight into the day-to-day functioning of the company, how they treat their staff and whether or not you feel you’d make a good fit. As with many of the questions on this list, the aim is to show an interest in the way the company operates, but with this question in particular, it can help you gauge whether or not you’ll be happy in the long-term.
2. Where do you see the company in three years?
Asking about future plans for the company shows investment and intention that you’re interested in staying for the long term. This is attractive to employers, and gives them the opportunity to tell you about their plans for progression.
3. What will my day-to-day look like?
This is more for your benefit. Getting a good understanding of what your average day will look like gives you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of whether or not you’ll enjoy the job.
4. How do you measure success as an employer?
Being able to determine how the company manage success is imperative to your own. There are some employers who may not share the same values and success traits as you. So, when you believe you may have been really successful with a certain task or campaign, they may not – leaving you with low job satisfaction and ultimately unhappy.
5. Is there anything during my interview or on my CV that you need more clarity on?
This question isn’t for the faint-hearted! It may take some doing while you’re fighting through the nerves, adrenaline and general relief that it’s over. This question is a great opportunity to lay it all on the line, basically. If there is anything which may lead to you not getting the job, this is their opportunity to ask you – your trump card!
We hope these questions will come to some use for you.