As the interview process comes to the closure, and you’re done being asked almost every crucial question, interviewers are most likely to ask, “Do you have any questions for me?
So, how do you think you should respond?
Most of the candidates get confused and end up saying “No.” But, this is not up to the mark. Suppose you are interested in getting hired by employers and want to end the interview session on a high note. Ask them. And, it is natural to have questions, and even your employer feels excellent and confident about your candidature, like, “this person is interested in working for us.”
Moreover, it is not just the question, but which question you choose to ask, and how do you ask it? Everything matters.
In this article, we will take you on a journey where we will discuss the best ways to respond to the interview question, “do you have any questions for me?”.
Tighten up your seatbelts, and be ready!
Lay the Foundations
In our view, there are almost 99.99% chances that they will be asking you, “do you have any questions for me?” which makes it one of the most obvious questions. So, why not prepare earlier?
And, what should be the very first step for preparation?
Make a list!
Yes, create a list of all the possible questions you can ask. Be genuine with your queries and showcase your curiosity. If you’re still confused, it is not a matter of concern. We will address all the probable and efficacious questions in the upcoming section.
Moreover, you can research the company and its niche. Understand its work culture and market value, and your mind will be popped up with new questions.
We believe there must be some code of conduct to ask any particular question you should follow as a candidate.
- Don’t ask a “yes” or “no” question: The better idea is to Google your one-word answer instead of asking in the interview. In the interview session, the questions must be meaningful that you cannot find on the internet.
- Ask the relevant questions only: Ask questions that they find interesting to answer, not something very general.
A tip: You can ask about the mission and vision of the company, but that is something you can seek from the website. Instead, ask something productive so the hiring manager finds it interesting to answer.
- Stick with one question: interviewers are allowing you the chance to ask, and that doesn’t mean you can flood them up with multiple queries. Be specific and ask whatever you want.
- Don’t lose precision: Be peculiar and determined when you’re asking a question. Don’t lose track of your inquiry and seek the response genuinely.
- Avoid going personal: Draw a fine line between building a rapport and going too personal. Be professional! It is indeed a poor idea. Even the hiring managers will not like it.
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Superlative Questions to Ask The Interviewer
Before all, when they ask, “do you have any questions for me?” respond with a YES. Stay confident.
Tip time: We recommend you maintain a light smile to spread positivity.
We have divided the questions into different sections, and you can add or deduct the list or customize it according to your interest.
- What is the mission and vision of your organization?
- What is the company’s success rate over the past few years?
- What is the product-market fit?
- What are the guidelines for working from home?
- What are the future goals and objectives of this company?
- Do you have a policy for helping newly on-boarded employees?
- What is the idea behind naming your company ABC?
- Does the company conduct social events?
- What is the best part of working in this company?
- What is the biggest challenge here?
- What are the expectations of the company from its employees?
Departments and Management
- Which management style does your company follow?
- How many employees are currently working in the company?
- How many departments are there in your company?
- What is the training tenure of this organization?
- What are the leave and vacation policies?
- How do different departments coordinate to drive ideal results?
Roles and Responsibilities
- What are the KRAs of this job role?
- What are the daily responsibilities of this role?
- Will you expect overtime or work on weekends?
- What are the working days and time duration?
- Is travel expected, and how much?
- Will I have to relocate?
- Which particular gaps will be filled with the offered role?
- Do you believe in changing the fundamental responsibilities of this role in the upcoming months?
- Which specific attributes and additional skills would I need to serve the role?
- What salary range can I expect with this job role?
- How long has your longest-term employee worked for you?
- How do you respond to the conflicts between the employees?
- How many members are currently working on the team?
- Can I meet my reporting manager before joining if I get selected?
- What are the backgrounds of the founders?
- Which specific tools do people in the team use?
- Which is the biggest challenge for the team?
Training and Development
- Will I be provided with training materials?
- Do you follow the latest tools and techniques for professional development activities?
- Will I be able to learn new skills for my professional development?
- Which particular training programs are there?
- How does one grow in your company?
The questions mentioned above are pretty popular, and you can ask them without hesitation (We mean, there is nothing personal or wrong with them).
OK, now, let’s move to the next section. We will discuss the questions that may seem familiar but do not give the right impression if you ask them.
Don’t Go With These Ones.
- Am I selected? / what are the chances of my selection? This is not something you should ask in the interview. They will surely inform you about your selection or rejection (though some companies do not let you know about your rejection). In addition, they are not in the condition to tell you as they need their time to assess you and compare with other candidates.
- What does your organization do? This can be the biggest blunder you ever made in your interview session. It is your task, and you must do the relevant research before the interview. If you ask this, the hiring managers will feel that you’re the least interested, insincere, or careless candidate.
- How many leaves can I take in a year/month? A useless question! Though you can ask about the leave policy, asking about the number of leaves or vacations is a bad idea.
- What did you like the most about me? This is your opportunity to ask questions about the company, not yourself. Avoid it!
- Are you single/ what is your age? Never ask these. Too direct and personal.
Here, we come to an end!
It is prevalent to feel diverted and not confident about how to respond to the interview question, “do you have any questions for me?” but simultaneously, you can improvise your process of asking the right hitting question.
We hope that our guidelines managed to help in the best way possible.
- Ask genuine questions.
- Don’t go with the flow and get personal in search of rapport creation with the employer.
- Stay confident throughout the interview and show that you’re genuinely interested in knowing about the company.
- Keep your preparation strong by practicing for the interview.
- Dress up well and ace the interview session using your soft skills.
And you’re good to go!