The interview is drawing to an end and you think yes I have
done it, I`ve getting through it. Then comes "is there
any thing you would like to ask me?" Crash! you land
to earth with a thud, your mind is blank, palms are sweaty
and you start to stutter. REWIND... The reason, no preparation,
you haven`t thought this through and here you are screwing
up what could have been a prosperous future. Don`t allow this
Ask yourself why would they be interested in any questions
you want to ask? After all aren`t they supposed to be interviewing
you? Well it is part of the interviewing regime to allow you
to ask questions. Not to mention they want to know how keen
you are and whether or not you are really interested in the
company or just desperate for a job. They are banking on the
Your prospective employer is wanting to know how well your
communication skills are, what your knowledge is of the company
and how eager you are to learn. You can show all this off
by answering the right questions but most importantly by asking
the right questions. Follow these guidelines and you will
sail through any interview.
Make sure that the question indicates that you have read and
thought about the subject
Questions to ask
"If I am good at my job and generate business/increase
profits where will I be in five years?"
"If I need any specific training have you the resources
to provide it?"
"What can the company offer me?"
"How will my performance be evaluated?"
"How often are performance reviews given? By whom?"
"What are the opportunities for advancement?"
"Does your company encourage its employees to pursue
"How would you describe the company's culture/environment?"
"What makes your company different from its competitors?"
"How is the work environment affected by the company's
You get the idea now go out do your research and knock them
dead at the interview.
Questions to avoid asking
Questions that you don`t really want to know the answer to
such as, how long is the lunch break etc..
Salary or perks of the job. Wait until you are offered the
job before entering negotiations
Don`t ask about just one subject this will give the impression
that you`re a one dimensional person
Never ask questions about topics that have already been covered
by the interviewer
Concentrate on asking questions that will help you to learn
more about the responsibilities of the position and the culture
of the company
If you are worried about forgetting your questions write
them down on a notepad
These are just mock questions and should only be used as