This was always the part of interviews that threw me. I just spent a half-hour talking about myself and switching gears seemed difficult! So, more times than I cared to admit, I ended an interview without asking a single question.
In not asking questions, you are wasting an opportunity to learn more about the company/organization and for the company/organization to learn more about you as a candidate. To be fair, asking questions can be a double-edged sword: to ask the wrong questions can demonstrate a lack of research, or understanding of the company, but to ask the right questions shows your strengths as a candidate.
To ensure you never squander such an opportunity again, JobMob.com has cultivated a list of 175 questions to ask in an interview. Though you should not ever need to ask 175 questions, choosing a few that best suit the job in question would be a great way to prepare for an interview. Our top picks include:
- How would you define “success” for this position?
- Is there anything you would like me to clarify or explain in more detail?
- Does anything cause you concern about my candidacy?