I hope you are not one of those people who show up at a job interview and only speak when spoken to! It is best to treat an interview like a conversation, not an interrogation!
Most interviewers prefer when an applicant asks questions about the company, its goals, training/hiring process and even why the interviewer likes working there! When you ask questions, it shows that you have a genuine interest in the company and your future working there.
Some questions you may ask at your next interview:
- Why is this position vacant?
- How are candidates evaluated and what's the measure of success?
- Do you have concerns about if I can excel in this position?
- What are your training procedures?
- How soon do you expect the new hire to be fully functional in their role?
- What are the next steps in the hiring process?
So remember, when you are asked, "Do you have any questions for me" at the end of your next job interview, the worst answer you can give is "no."
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