At the end of a job interview, you are usually asked if you have any questions. However, many people fail to ask any questions because they fear the interviewer will judge them. To avoid this, in the recent article, “10 Impressive Questions to Ask in a Job Interview,” Alison Green advises job candidates to ask questions that give a clear understanding of the position and the company.
Some of the questions you can pose include “How will you measure the success of the person in this position?” to understand the expectations, “What are some of the challenges you expect the person in this position to face?” to understand the difficulties in the job, “Can you describe a typical day or week in the job?” to understand the workload, and “How long did the previous person in the role hold the position?” to understand the stability of the role.
Additionally, you can ask questions that will give you insight into how success in the position is judged, such as “What are you hoping this person will accomplish in their first six months?” to understand the expectations and “Can you talk about the company’s culture and how it supports employee growth?” to understand the company’s support for its employees. Asking these questions will help you get a clear picture of the job and the company and make an informed decision.