Job interviews aren’t meant to be an interrogation for job seekers — they are supposed to be a dialogue. An interview is as much about making sure the company is a fit for you as it is that you are a fit for the company. Before the interview, at a minimum, you should research the company — and the interviewer(s), if you know that information ahead of time. Your research will not only help you understand the company better, it will help you ask more informed questions in the interview.
Here is where the tip of the month comes in! If you haven’t asked questions as the interview progresses, there will likely come a time in the interview when the person conducting the interview says to you, “So, do you have any questions for me?” That’s where your research comes into play. Surely, as you were learning more about the job and the company, you were curious about a thing or two. Even if you weren’t, it makes a huge (negative) impression on interviewers when you don’t ask any questions. That can either signal that you’re not interested enough in the job to muster up any questions — or that you didn’t know anything about the company coming into the interview, and you weren’t paying attention enough to latch onto any information shared in the interview. Both scenarios don’t bode will for your employment prospects.
With that in mind, keep an eye on our blog during the month of February, where we will be posting more than 75 questions that you could ask during an interview!
Note: This blog post only touches on certain aspects of this topic and is not a comprehensive list. This blog post is an educational and informational resource for job seekers and is not a substitute for working with a resume writer or other professional. See our Terms and Conditions for additional information.