Questions You Can Ask After An Interview.
It is important to note that an interview is also an opportunity to learn about the role you’ve applied for and the organization itself.
1 How is success measured in this position, and what support is provided to achieve it?
This helps you know the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the role and how regularly they are measured.
It also helps to give an insight on the skills you need to leverage on in the role.
2 What is the career path for someone in this role in your organization?
With this question, you can actually learn about the company’s career advancement and get an hint on it’s promotion culture.
It also helps to show interest on your side in growing within the organisation.
3 Please tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this role.
Learning as much as possible about the role can help you decide if it’s is a job you really want or not.
Organizational fit is a different thing from a job fit, and you want to assess it as well.
4 Do you have opportunities available for professional development?
What this does is show any red flag available in terms of stagnation.
The question gives you an insight into the learning and development culture of the organization. A culture that will influence your growth.
5 What do you see as the most challenging aspect of this role?
Knowing the good is as important as knowing the bad.
Once you know the challenges you’d be dealing with, you’d be able to identify areas where your skills could actually save the day.
6 Is there anything we haven’t discussed or that you want to know that would help you with the hiring decision?
This question helps you offer the opportunity to fill any gaps that the interviewer might have noticed. It also helps you dot all ‘i’s and cross all ‘t’s.
7 Can you tell me a bit about your yourself/background?
The interview should never be about you and the role alone.
It’s good to also show interest in the interviewer / recruiter. This also helps in building rapport & finding common grounds with the person interviewing you.
8 What are the next steps and when should I be expecting to hear from you?
What this question does is show that you are eager to move to the next stage.
It also helps you gain vital info about the timeline for hiring. That way, you can follow-up appropriately.
Always remember using these key points to ask questions at an interview:
- Specifics of the Role
- Team and Expectations
- Learning and Development
- Organizational Culture and Business Goals
- The Interviewer
- Next Steps
Shared by Tunde Omotoye