Every interview consists of the interviewer and the candidate. Both the sides need to be prepared of what’s coming next. The interviewer has the task of making sure it picks up the right candidate, but the job of the candidate isn’t to just sit around and make sure he answers all the questions well, it is also to question the interviewer back with whatever knowledge he has gathered throughout the interview process or while preparing for it.
This doesn’t mean you straightaway ask him about the President of India, it simply means you further question about the job, the kind of people you’ll be working with, and most importantly about the qualities they are seeking in the candidate who cracks the job!
There are certain questions that shall never go wrong. Whether or not the interviewer seems interested, you can definitely ask these at the end of your interview without any hesitation:
Ask For Details About The Company’s Work Culture
Any interviewer would widely appreciate you asking about the company and the way it works. This information is also quite necessary for your sophomore days since you are joining this office for the first time!
Ask About The Company’s Top Competitor In The Market
This question would show that you have serious interest in the wellbeing of the company. Some interviewers might also think that you are a little too snooty, but go along with the flow and let the interviewer take the lead, then frame further questions accordingly.
How Has The Position You Are Being Offered Evolved?
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This question lets you know whether you would have promotions or is the job worth your time. This question basically serves as your game planner or changer, whatever you may call it, so even if you get to ask just one question, pick this!
What Were The Doings Of The Past Employees While They Were In This Position?
You need to know about the past too, because everything is important for your job life. Check thoroughly as to why was this position emptied, and what are the risks of this job.
All these questions would also help in building up your reputation from day 0 itself. A lot depends on the mood of the employer too, so be very careful of that. Don’t overdo, but don’t hesitate to put your points forward as well!