Career Advice

Questions To Ask an Interviewer.

Congratulations!! you have just been called for that interview. While preparing to answer questions from your interviewer, another thing to do is to prepare the questions you would like to ask your interviewer during the interview. You might be wondering why you should prepare questions to ask an interviewer during an interview.

After the interviewer is done asking questions they might as well just ask you ‘Do you have any questions for us?’ There are so many questions to ask an interviewer during an interview, Your questions would determine a lot as this is also part of the interview process.

Questions To Ask an Interviewer

Below are some questions to ask an interviewer during an interview. Please be conscious of the fact that you are still the one on the hot sit, do not be too comfortable that you forget this.

  • What do the day-to-day responsibilities of the role look like? You want to know what is required of you in your new role and in the company so that you can meet up to expectations and even exceed expectations.
  •  What does success look like in this position, and how do you measure it? It is important that you know what the company sees as success and how they measure it. What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the role? How, and how often, are they measured?
  • Are there opportunities for professional development?  If so, what do those look like? Stagnation is a big red flag so be at alert. When asking this question, you’re looking to key into whether there are opportunities for growth and whether the company has a Learning & Development program.
  • What do you see as the most challenging aspect of this job?  Knowing the good is just as important as knowing the not-so-good. You want to understand the scale of the problems you’ll be dealing with. It would be a lie if any interviewer tells you that working with them has no challenge be at alert!
  • Is there anything about my background or resume that makes you question whether I am a good fit for this role?  This question displays you’re highly invested in the job and committed to understanding your prospects as a candidate. Plus, it will also allow you an opportunity to work on any potential concerns. This would show the interview that you are ready to learn and improve on yourself. Even is they do not take you for the role you have applied for, they would surely consider you for other roles in their company.

You have the golden opportunity to ask the questions you have always had in your mind about the job so go ahead. This is your opportunity to find out what working in the company is like, be constructive about your questions and let you questions be aimed towards knowing if the working environment is conducive and if there is a chance for you to level up in your career.

This could be the only opportunity you have to negotiate your terms and talk about the payment structure of the company, so use this opportunity well. Be careful enough not to ask questions that would make you look desperate or too lazy for the job.

Make sure the question you are asking is aimed towards showing your competence, readiness and that you are the best person for the position. the questions you ask can either move you one step ahead in getting the job or disqualify you completely.

Do not ask questions like: What is the company’s policy about dating a coworker? This would automatically portray you an an unserious person who probably just wants to flirt.