Should I ask questions in an interview?

Should I ask questions in an interview?

How do you finish an interview? I suggest doing your homework and going in with a pre-prepared list of questions - but please limit them and make them relevant as you will be judged on them. In addition, if you don’t prepare smart questions, you run the risk of the interviewer assuming you aren’t interested or haven’t prepared.

First off, show that you have done your pre-interview research. Typical questions you could ask are:

  • Can you tell me how the role fits into the team?
  • Why is this position open?

These are good for gathering background information. Remember, interviews are two-way and it's important that an employer's answers fit in with your career objectives and goals. 

For more practical questions, and also to make sure if the day-to-day of the job would be right for you, simply ask:

  • What would my KPIs be over the first three/six months and how do they relate to the business objectives?
  • How would you describe a typical day at ABC Ltd?

Please don’t forget to thank the interviewer(s) for taking the time to meet with you and reaffirm your interest in the job. You will stand out from other candidates interviewing for the same role if you finish the interview in control, reminding them that you want the job and would be delighted to progress to the next round.

If you have any questions for me ahead of your next interview, I would be delighted to assist you!

Eveline Zerio

Contracting Recruiter | RECRUITERS

Email: eveline.zerio@recruiters.ie

Tel: +353 1 632 5027

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