If you’re someone who immediately answers “no” when asked if you have any questions, it’s time you break the habit. Being a little more curious can help you land that dream job.
By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman
Three days before the actual job interview, you’ve already researched the company in detail, rehearsed your astute response to the basic opening question (“So, tell me more about yourself.”) and chosen The Outfit. Now, leave it up to fate – or rather, the hiring managers – and maybe utter a prayer or two.
Over-preparation for a big interview is a distinguishing trait of most novice jobseekers. Most hasten to anticipate possible questions and expect the far too unexpected. Some candidates are articulate when it comes to overtly marketing themselves. But when posed with two simple words – ‘Any questions?’ – they stare, flummoxed.
It’s time to evict the assumption that there is nothing wrong with being completely bereft of doubts and queries during the interview. The truth is, there are some things that no amount of homework can help you find out. Asking questions indicates your level of interest in the company and the position you’re applying for, or lack thereof.
Here are 10 pertinent questions you can ask at a job interview, to show that finding a good fit is as important to you as it is to your recruiters.