Have Any Questions?
The final question that comes to every interview. It can potentially leave a great impression on the employer and show how invested you are in the job. No matter how great your credentials are, the interviewee’s who leave the best impressions are the ones who are more likely to get a callback.
To leave a good impression, you need to show that you’re bright, energetic and just the person they need to fill the job. Here are some simple questions to answer the “have any questions” question that comes at the end of every interview.
1. What would a typical work day/week be for me?
This forces the employer to look over the job requirements needed and describe how they fit into your average work week. This helps in one of two ways.
First, it helps you by identifying what you already know of the job requirements and how those will be put into action. By identifying how they will be used, you can learn more about the software or specific company styles you will need to know.
It also helps you stand apart by showing that you want to learn more about how the requirements can be applied by the company’s expectations.
2. After I start, what would the first few work weeks look like for me?
This question helps show your curiosity in your work. It also lets them know that you’re willing to understand the expectations of the job.
3. If I do get the job, how soon should I be expected to start?
You may have already put down when you’re available to start. However, when applying for a job, your schedule and the companies schedule are two completely different agendas.
This question is good to ask in case you have an unwavering appointment that will need to be discussed or undiscussed training that will need to be completed before you can start working.
4. What kinds of advancement opportunities are there for someone in this position?
This is my favorite question because it can be taken by an employer in different ways. This question shows that you see yourself in the company and want to grow within the company.
It shows that if hired you can be loyal to the company. It also shows an employer a lot about your character that can be taken from energetic to hard working.
5. How would you describe the company culture?
Company culture is extremely important. When an employer is interviewing you for a job, they aren’t just interviewing you based off your resume. They are also looking at your body language, style and even your accent and way with words.
These little signals are what employers scan when thinking about the company culture and if you will be a good fit. Asking about the company culture will help employers reinforce their ideas about how you will fit in with the company.
But don’t just ask these simple questions. If you have personal questions like maternity leave, sick days or health insurance that are important to you, do not be afraid to ask them. “Have any questions” is a time for you to ask and seal and interview.
In the end, you’re going to be the one who might fill the position. You don’t want to be stuck at a job that can’t provide everything you need. A job is an investment, and you need to ask the right questions and research what you need to ask. So when “Have any questions?” gets brought up, you won’t go blank.
Have you ever had to answer any of these questions? Let us know in the comments below and how you answered them!