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How Should You Respond To, “Do you have any questions for me?”

Originally posted on Recruiter.com December 19, 2013.

That Moment When They ask, “Do you have any questions for me?”

Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 1.22.46 PMIt’s nearing the end of the interview and they ask the question, “Do you have any questions for me?” Your mind races. You either have some questions but don’t want to seem arrogant or waste their time, or you completely forgot to research this interview basic that you knew was coming. If you as the candidate choose not to ask questions during the interview, you missed a great opportunity. When candidates ask questions they have the chance to:

  • Show their interviewer that they are serious about this position.
  • Prove that they have done their homework.
  • Find out if this is truly a good match.
  • Be better informed about their overall job search.
  • Display confidence in this traditionally nerve-racking step of the hiring process.
  • Gain in depth knowledge about the position, beyond the job description.

Don’t waste this opportunity by asking any of the wrong interview questions. Instead, follow the guidelines below for a successful Q&A interview session:

“Do you have resources to encourage employee development?”

Asking this question will show that you are interested in growth and improvement. You’re letting them know right away that the status quo won’t do for you.

The answer will let you know what kind of training they offer or if there is room for advancement in the company. This is a great way to gain insights into promotions without directly asking. Furthermore, you will probably gain some information on how they handle employee reviews. Read more…