The Best Questions to Ask in a Job Interview
Everyone is aware of the prep needed before an interview, but not everyone knows that the questions you ask the interviewer can be just as important as the work done beforehand. While it’s a perfect opportunity to learn more about the role and company, it also shows the interviewer that you’re invested in the company – ticking a box that could potentially increase your chances of getting to the next round. So, what should you be asking? We asked Selfridges’ Head of Recruitment, Sharlene John, to share what the best five questions to ask at the end of an interview are and why.
Do you feel like I have answered everything fully, or is there anything you would like me to answer in more detail?
This is a good “wrap up” question that helps to close the interview nicely. It shows you’re confident enough to discuss and address your weaknesses and gives you to the chance to highlight any areas you may have missed.
What does progression look like for me here?
This shows you’re interested in building a career with them and developing yourself within the role, the answer will also tell you how the organisation invests in their staff.
What are the biggest challenges facing this role/team?
This question gives you the opportunity to see what challenges the business / team are facing and Its good to hear how they will address those challenges. As a follow up question, you could ask how your role supports in overcoming the challenges?
What do you personally like most about working for this organisation?
Everyone, including Hiring Managers like to talk about themselves, asking Managers this question can give you a first-hand insight into what it’s like to work here.
What does success look like in this role?
You’ll get an idea of what good looks like in this role and what it means to do the job well, also it’s a good way to sense check if you values align with the organisation’s.