So, the interviewer is done asking you questions and then he asks if you have any questions of your own. Not asking your interviewer questions will make you seem inadequately prepared or uninterested in the job, so you need to have some smart questions to ask your interviewer.

What do you say? How do you start? 

Here’s how…

You need to have prepared some questions of your own beforehand, because not only are you trying to get the job, you are also trying to determine if the organization is the right place for you to be
These questions will also serve as a way of showing your interviewer that you are genuinely interested in the job.

Guidelines for asking your interviewer questions.

Before we proceed to questions you should ask your interviewer, here are some guidelines to work with while preparing your questions;

1) Avoid questions that focus on you alone -  Remember, you are trying to show your interviewer that you are genuinely interested in the organization and the position. So, you want to make sure you are asking questions that centre around your employer and the organization.
2) Avoid asking personal questions - As much as you want to show your interviewer that you are interested in them and the organization, avoid asking questions that are not to be shared with the public. Keep your questions professional!
3) Avoid asking questions about only a particular area - Ask about a variety of topics to show your interviewer that you are interested in all aspects of the organization.
4) Avoid “yes” and “no” questions – Remember, the aim of asking your interviewer questions is for you to get relevant information about the organization for you to make your own decisions. You also want to avoid asking questions that are too difficult to answer.

Here’s a list of suggested questions to ask your interviewer;

1) How would you describe the responsibilities of the job?– You want to be sure that you are on the same page with your employer as to what is expected of you, so this is the perfect chance to gain insight into the skills required to do the job if you get it.
2) What is the most important accomplishment that is expected of me in the first ninety days? – Ask your interviewer what is the one most important goal that you need to achieve during your first ninety days on the job.
3) What are the most important qualities or skills that I need to excel in this role? – This will help you determine if your strengths and skills are a good match for this role.
4) What is the company’s work culture – Because a healthy work culture is important for career success, you want to be sure that this is a pace where you can grow and advance in your career.
5) What are the prospects for career advancement in the organization? – Again, you want to be certain that this is a place where you can achieve career advancement, asking your interviewer this question will help you determine if this is the right job for you or not.
6) What are the major challenges the company is facing now? – Asking this question will show your interviewer that you are genuinely interested in being a problem solver and you can determine how your skills will help the organization achieve desired results.
7) What are the company’s plans for growth and development – If you plan to be in this role for a couple of years, you want to make sure the company is growing so you cain grow with it. Asking this question will give an insight into the collective goals of the organization.
8) What is the best part of working for this company? – Ask the interviewer what he likes most about his job, this will help you see the company from another person’s perspective.
9) What is your least favourite part of working here? 

10) What is the next step in the interview process? – Asking this question will show that you are eager to continue and eventually get hired, it will also provide you with the information you need to follow up with the hiring process.


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