One of the most important interview tips and the most overlooked is to ask questions. You can follow all of the interview tips out there, but if you don’t ask questions, the interviewer may think you’re not interested.
When you ask questions during an interview, it shows you have interest in the company and the job. Asking questions also lets the employer know that you are listening as they talk about the company and the position. Do research on the company to help develop some questions. The interviewer will appreciate you doing your research (and may give you some brownie points.)
Ask all sorts of questions, not only to show interest, but to help you make the choice whether this job is what you’re looking for.
Some examples of questions are:
- What kind of work can I expect to be doing within the first year?
- How would you describe the work culture?
- What are the next steps in the interview process?
- What are the career paths in this department?
- What would you consider the most important aspects of this job?
- Can you describe an ideal employee?
Before your interview, type up a list of questions to bring with you. This will help you keep track of what you want to know and show the interviewer that you came prepared.