At the end of an interview, it’s normal for the interviewer to ask if you have any questions. For a lot of people, this can be a source of uncertainty or even fear. Is this a loaded question? Are there “right” questions to ask? Regardless of how well you interview, ending with uncertainty can leave you feeling defeated. We’ve compiled a list of 3 questions to ask your interviewer so you’re better prepared for your next one and leave feeling confident!
Start with the basics.
What is your projected start date for this position?
Unless previously stated during the interview, this is a very important question to ask. Not only does it give you a sense of when you should expect to hear back, but it ensures that you’re both on the same page. If you’re hoping to start within a day or two, you’ll want to know that the company is planning the same and vice-versa. If you’re not on the same page, you can plan accordingly.
What does your ideal candidate look like for this position?
This can be a great way to get a feel of the expectations that your employer will have for you once you start working. For better or worse, knowing this before you commit to the position is going to ensure the position is a good fit for both parties. You also want to make sure you’re qualified and won’t find yourself floundering once you start.
What is included in your benefits package?
While benefits aren’t the only deciding factor, understanding them prior to accepting the position will certainly help. Everyone’s needs are different – some require health insurance, others have it already from a spouse’s employer. Some are planning for the future and hoping for an employer match on their 401k plan, while others are more focused on the present. Whatever your goals, understanding the benefits that are offered to you and the options you have with them will ensure you’re making the right decision.
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