Job Interviews – Strategy No. 6: Your questions
Posted 6th March 2020 Job Interviews – Strategy No. 6: Your questions
Usually candidates are given an opportunity to ask questions at the end of their job interview. Sometimes you can feel a bit overwhelmed by the end of an interview, so it can be helpful to prepare one or two questions prior to the interview.

So what should you ask?  Here are some examples:

  • Information about the company
  • More detail about the responsibilities of the role
  • Training and development for the role
  • What they would expect the successful candidate to achieve in the first three/six or nine months
  • What happens next in the recruitment process
  • Why the previous incumbent left the role/will there be a hand-over
  • What challenges do they anticipate for the organisation or industry sector over the next six months/year

Interviewing well is all about preparation.  As part of your preparation, take the time to write down a couple of questions and take them with you to the interview.  While you might not need to refer to your notes, having something written down shows that you are very interested.  Asking meaningful and relevant questions is a way of displaying your enthusiasm for a job.

This article is one of a series on job interview techniques. 

Written by the Your People Recruitment team