In addition to practicing your answers to specific questions before a job interview, it's also important to prepare some questions to ask the employer. Asking good, thoughtful questions shows your interest in the position and demonstrates the company research you’ve done.
You might ask questions to clarify information the employer has presented; questions regarding the employer's use of new technology or practices related to the field; and/or questions to assess the culture and direction of the organization. Here are some examples:
Don’t ask questions about salary or benefits until an offer is presented to you. This includes questions regarding tuition reimbursement, vacation time, sick time, insurance benefits, relocation information and salary. Let the employer bring these topics up first.
At the close of the interview, we recommend asking one of the following questions so that you understand the employer’s decision-making and hiring process and timeframe:
The employer may also ask you if you have anything else you would like to add or say. Again, it's best to have a response. You can use this opportunity to summarize your qualifications, reiterate your interest in the position, and thank them for their time. If you want to add information or emphasize a point made earlier, you can do that, too. This last impression is almost as important as the first impression. Some questions to consider: