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Unleash Your Curiosity: The Art of Asking Questions at the End of a Job Interview

Can a candidate ask questions during a job interview? Is it a good idea? What questions to ask? When? Why? Here is all you need to prepare for the part of the interview that leaves many people in shock, namely when you hear: Ok, before we close, do you have any questions for me?

Written with love by: Suzanne Pilch, ICF Certified Coach & MPEC Partner

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences. You’re in a room full of strangers, answering a barrage of questions, and desperately trying to make a good impression. But here’s a little secret: the interview is not a one-way street! It’s your chance to interrogate the interrogator, and trust me, they’ll appreciate it. So, dust off your detective hat and get ready to ask questions that will leave the interviewer truly impressed.

There is a positive side effect to asking questions while being interviewed for a job.

Believe it or not, asking questions during a job interview can actually help alleviate those nerves that are dancing inside you. When you turn the tables and become the interviewer for a brief moment, it shifts the dynamic and empowers you. Suddenly, you’re not just a passive participant, but an active seeker of knowledge.

Asking questions redirects your focus from being solely evaluated to engaging in a meaningful conversation. It allows you to showcase your genuine interest, curiosity, and confidence. As you delve into the world of questioning, you’ll find that the nerves start to melt away, replaced by a sense of empowerment and control.

So, embrace the opportunity to inquire and watch your nervous jitters transform into a confident exchange of ideas.

So, What are the Dos and Don’ts?

Here is a list of dos and don’ts when brainstorming the right questions for your job interview. And if your inspiration is nowhere to be found, you can download our file to find 15 safe questions to fall back on!

Do Your Homework:

Do: Research the company beforehand. Show them you’ve done your due diligence by asking about recent projects, company culture, or industry trends.

Don’t: Ask, “So, what does your company do again?” This won’t get you any brownie points; it’ll just earn you a confused stare.

Be Genuine:

Do: Ask questions that genuinely interest you and relate to your career goals. It shows enthusiasm and commitment.

Don’t: Ask generic questions. Trust me, the interviewer can smell canned questions from a mile away. Be original, be you!

Ask for Clarity:

Do: Seek clarification on anything you’re unsure about. It demonstrates your attention to detail and desire to fully understand the role.

Don’t: Ask, “How long until I can take my first vacation?” during the initial interview. It might sound like you’re already planning your escape, and that’s not the impression you want to leave.

Inquire About Growth Opportunities:

Do: Ask about potential career advancement within the company. Show them you’re not just looking for a job; you’re looking to grow.

Don’t: Request a corner office, a personal assistant, and a private jet on your first day. Keep your ambitions in check, unless you’re applying to be the CEO.

Show Interest in the Team:

Do: Ask about the team dynamics and the people you’ll be working with. It conveys your desire to be a part of the company’s culture.

Don’t: Request the birth charts of your future colleagues to ensure astrological compatibility. While it’s good to know the stars are aligned, it’s better to focus on professional compatibility.

Asking questions at the end of a job interview is your chance to shine and prove that you’re not just a candidate, but a witty and inquisitive soul. Remember to do your research, be genuine, and keep it professional. So, go forth, my curious job seekers, and conquer those interviews! The job market awaits your insightful inquiries!

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