Do You Have Any Questions for Me?

Do You Have Any Questions for Me?

This is one of those guaranteed interview questions that can be very tricky to perfect.

Without a doubt, you have already been in an interview where someone asked you “Do you have any questions for me? ” Did you freeze up? Did you say “nope, no questions.” Or did you ask a question that maybe you wish you never asked?

Whatever the case is, after reading this article you are going to be able to answer this question like a seasoned pro! I am going to break down this answer into two categories,

  • For the inexperienced interviewee.
  • For the advanced interviewee.

Inexperienced interviewee

If you are new to the whole interviewing process then I highly recommend that you prepare for the interview in advance with some well-thought-out questions that you could ask the interviewer. Write them down on your notepad and bring them into the interview.

  • What do you love most about this company?
  • What kind of a career roadmap can I expect in this position?
  • What's the biggest struggle amongst members of this team?
  • What's the most rewarding part of your day?
  • What would you expect of me in terms of performance on a day-to-day basis?

Avoid making your first question about pay, benefits, perks, etc. If your first question is about pay, the hiring manager is going to think that that is all you have been thinking about the entire time. Show interest in the company and the position by asking a question like the ones above.

For more entry-level advice learn How To Apply For Entry Level Jobs.

Experienced interviewee

For my more experienced interviewees, being asked do you have any questions for me is going to set you apart from your competition. Don’t walk in with a list of generic questions, that’s what everybody else is going to do. Instead, actually pay attention throughout the entire interview. When the hiring manager says something that is interesting to you, or you can tell it is something that he/she is very passionate about, take a mental note of this.

Now it’s your turn to shine. When you are asked if you have any questions, let them know that you are interested in learning more about whatever topic they brought up during the interview. By expressing your interest in something that was important enough for them to bring up during the interview, you are sure to hit a sweet spot with the hiring manager.

You will score points by showing that you were paying attention and that your interests align with those of the company.

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