The answer is always YES.
Trust me, you always have a question or two for the person interviewing you.
Asking your interviewers thoughtful questions at the end of your interview is a great way to:
- Show your interest and care.
- Learn more about the organization, your future team and determine if this is the opportunity for you.
- Further showcase your qualifications for the position.
78% of hiring managers state that enthusiasm will influence their decision.
I’m not suggesting you show up anything other than your authentic self; however, a smile, a little inflection in your voice, sending a thank you email, having questions prepared to ask the interviewer– these are all great ways to show your interest and excitement in the position.
Today, I want to share with you my favourite questions to ask the interviewer.
After reading below, are there any questions you would add? Share in the comments ⬇️
QUESTIONS TO ASK A RECRUITER
- What is the org structure of the department I would be joining? Who would I be reporting into?
- What is the salary range for this position?
- Is this a new or backfill position?
- What does the interview process look like? Who will i be meeting with? When do you want the position filled by? When can I expect to hear back and from who after each of my interviews?
- What is something unique about this organization compared to others you’ve recruited for or/have worked for?
- Are there any changes or additions you would recommend for my cover letter/resume?
QUESTIONS TO ASK A FUTURE PEER/CROSS-FUNCTIONAL PARTNER
- Do the department’s values differ from the organizations in any way?
- What surprised you most about the organization when you first started working here?
- What departmental goals have been the most challenging and most seamless to accomplish this past year?
- How does this role support you in achieving your goals?
- If you could change one thing about the organization or department, what would it be?
QUESTION TO ASK A FUTURE MANAGER
- What does success look like in this position, and how do you measure it?
- What cross-functional partners will I work with the most?
- In your opinion, what do you believe will be most challenging about this position?
- What is our (the) team dynamic?
- What is your leadership style?
- Is there anything else you’re curious about when it comes to who I am and my experience that I could share and help you make your decision?
QUESTIONS TO ASK HR
- What has turnover been like for this department and the organization as a whole?
- What is the organization’s philosophy for professional development?
- What does performance management look like?
- What does onboarding look like for new team members?
- How is feedback shared with team members?
If you found this article useful, I’ve got something else for you… check out this video I created about the 4 MUST DO’s in your next job interview.