One of my favorite moments to make people squirm is at the end of a mock interview where I ask people “Do you have any questions for me?” So many don’t have a clue what they want to ask or what they want to know about the hypothetical or actual company they are hoping to work for.
Some questions I suggest when people are stumped are?
Ask the person interviewing you “What has inspired you to stay with the company for so long?”
“Tell me about the kind of person you are looking for?”
“What are the next steps in the interview process?”
“Tell me a little about your turnover rate – how long do people stay with your company?”
These questions and others can help demonstrate your willingness to stay with the company long-term, and also demonstrate your willingness to know more about what it will take to be the ideal candidate.
What questions have you asked at the end of an interview? Share them with me, and I will share them in a future post.