Most interviewers close the interview with the question “Do you have any questions for me?”. A job interview isn’t one-sided, and it’s important that you ask follow up questions to show the interviewer that you are active and curious. Even if you feel like every aspect of the job has been clarified, here are a few questions that you can ask to close out your interview.
How can I expect a typical day at this job to go?
The usual job description is intended to cover most aspects of the job, but getting insight from a person who has worked closely with the position can help you be prepared for what to expect. Asking this question shows the interviewer that you are thinking ahead and are ready to take on the job.
What are your companies values?
Showing interest in your prospective company is a great way to show that you are ready to support the business and not just become a worker. It’s important that you work for a company that has aligning values and showing the interviewer that you know that will show your forward-thinking mindset.
Why did this position come available?
Knowing why the position that you will be taking is available will help you know better what to expect from the position. If the position came available because the workload became too heavy for the current staff, then you know that your support will be highly valued. If the position came available to replace a past employee, then you can ask what qualities were most utilized by that employee.
These are just a few questions that you can ask your interviewer to show that you are active and thinking forward. Asking a simple question or two can be a big boost in the deciding factor of the interviewer. Don’t leave that interview without asking at least one of these general questions!