At the end of every job interview, your interviewer will inevitably ask whether or not you have any questions. And the answer should always be an enthusiastic “Yes!” Not only is the interview a chance for the interviewer to learn more about your background and qualifications, but it is also an opportunity for you to find out more about the position and whether or not you’re really interested. Additionally, asking about the company, department, position demonstrates your enthusiasm and your background research.

If you don’t have any questions, you may come across as uninterested or underprepared. According to Pamela Skillings of Big Interview, you must prepare at least two questions that demonstrate your interest in the position, your drive to excel in the role, and the fact that you have done some homework.” We would recommend having some backups if the questions you prepare are answered for you. Try to ask open ended questions to keep the conversation going. As WikiJob points out, putting together these questions will actually help you better prepare to respond to your interviewer.

What to ask at the end of your interview:

There are several question types that recruiters and employment experts have identified to help you get a head start. According to The Muse, these categories are company culture, personal performance, the department, the company, the position, the interviewer, and professional development. For example, you could ask what challenges the department or company face, what projects you will begin working on if you get the position, or what your interviewer likes about the company.

Questions to Avoid:

Wait until you have an offer to ask about salary. At that point, you will be able to negotiate with HR or the Hiring Manager. Secondly, as WikiJob points out, avoid asking questions that require an explanation on your part. Try as best as you can to be specific. Lastly, make sure you’re not asking questions that will end in a “yes” or a “no.”

At Staffers, we can help you prepare for your job interview, including all the tough questions. As one of the top employment agencies in Jackson, MS, we want to help you find a job that you’re passionate about – whether it’s temporary or full-time. We will work with you to find the companies and positions that will help you achieve your goals and enhance your skills. Call us today to learn more.

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