Asking the right questions on a job interview can make the difference between getting hired and being rejected. Any hiring manager will want (and expect) to hear at least a few intelligent questions from you during the interview process.
If you’re interviewing with a few different people on the same day, you need different questions for each person. One of the worst things you can say to an interviewer is, “the last person answered all of my questions.”
It might sound a bit difficult to formulate good questions for every person on every job interview, but getting organized can make it easier . I’ll break it down into a few key areas (with examples) that you can ask questions about. This should make your job of asking questions during a job interview into a much easier task.
Don’t emphasize the future too much. Looking for growth is great, but you don’t want to seem like you’re only interesting in taking a position so that you can advance beyond it within the first year.
Don’t ask extremely basic questions about the company. You need to spend 5-10 minutes to do some research on your own so that you know a bit about the industry and the products/services that the company offers.
The interviewer might even ask what you know about the company overall, and it’s definitely an interview-killer if you have no idea what you’re talking about. This is yet another reason to take 5 minutes to do your basic research!