How to Ask Questions in Job Interviews as a Candidate

If you’re looking for a job, you’ve probably read and reviewed a ton of potential questions that employers might ask you during an interview. From, “What’s your greatest weakness?” to “Tell me a little bit about yourself,” most of us at least have an idea of how to respond to the most common interview prompts. However, many job seekers neglect to develop a similar skill that can make or break your chances at landing a new career opportunity – asking questions in job interviews!

The difference between the way employers assess candidates who embrace the chance to ask questions and those who don’t can be huge. After all, if you don’t have anything worthwhile to ask your possible employer of the future, how interested in the opportunity could you truly be? Asking questions is one thing, but how do you ask the right questions?

If you’ve got questions about asking questions, you’re not alone! Thankfully, Medix recruiter Meg joined the Impact Podcast to share her top tips for job seekers looking to take charge on interview day and put employers on the spot for a change. When your next interviewer asks, “So, do you have any questions?” you can respond with confidence!

4 thoughts on “How to Ask Questions in Job Interviews as a Candidate

  1. My question is what are the best type of questions to ask the interviewer when you are asked the question – So, do you have any questions? Should the questions be about the company, the position, the team you would be working with, etc. Can you give me a few good examples?

    • Sure! There are a few great examples on the podcast, but the answer is yes to all of them…but be careful. The best advice is to ask questions that shows you’ve done your research. Obvious questions, such as “What does the company do?”, can make you seem lazy and uninterested in the opportunity; however, questions that show consideration for the potential role, such as, “What do think is the most challenging aspect of this position?” or, “What do you like most about working for ____?”, can showcase your interview prep.

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