Asking questions during a job interview is incredible important for 3 main reasons:
- It shows the interviewer you are enthusiastic and genuinely interested in the role
- It gives you a chance to find out if this role and company are going to suit you
- A good, thought provoking question makes them remember you after the interview is over
There are many good questions to ask during a job interview which you can have ready to ask throughout the interview as the subject comes up.
In addition to these, there are some great interview questions to save for the end of a job interview when the employer asks you – Any Questions For Me? Off course the answer is yes.
The following are 8 great questions hiring managers wish you would ask them during a job interview which sadly most potential employees don’t.
8 Questions Employers Wish You Would Ask
- In additions to formal qualification what other skills would you say are necessary to be successful in this role?
- What results would you expect from the person in the role in the first month, next 6 months, 12 months?
- How would you say this particular role would evolve over the next 3 years?
- What have past employees done well to ensure they have succeeded in this role?
- What qualities are shared by the most successful managers here?
- What is the most significant issue facing the department and would I be in a position to help solve it?
- Do you have any concerns about my ability to fill this role that I could address?
- What workplace problems keep you up at night?
It is extremely unlikely you will ask your interviewer 8 questions at the end of an interview. Review the list above carefully and select 2 or 3 that will best suit each employer. Think about them as the interview progresses and then ask the best ones at the end.