How to finish the interview in first place
This can be the most daunting part of an interview – the part where you ask the questions. You do want to show interest and engagement with the role and organisation in question. So how do you do that?
The suggestions we’ve provided should be used flexibly, depending on how much is revealed in the interview. It’s good to go in with a pre-prepared list.
Filling in the background
- Can you tell me how the role fits into the team?
- What are the team’s wider objectives, and how does this role fit into that larger picture
Remember, the interview is for your benefit just as much as the employer’s.
Getting down to detail
- What are the main relationships I would have to build?
- How would a typical day be structured?
Questions like this help you determine if the day-to-day of the job would be right for you.
Because we’re all human
- How did you get into this organisation?
- What do you wish you’d known before you started?
- What makes you proud to work here?
These shouldn’t be the only questions you ask, but it’s usually a good idea to show that you take an interest in the people around you.
- Are there any criteria you think I haven’t fulfilled?
- Would you like me to expand on anything further?
Remember: the questions you ask will be your last chance to make a good impression, so follow the tips above and ask wisely!