When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, this is your cue to get to know the company and its culture and what you’re signing up for.
Here are some of the questions you may want to ask:
Do you have a loud or quiet office? Always be sure to evaluate the office culture before accepting the offer. You may want to take a stroll through the halls and look for details that can tell you if the office environment suits your working habits and personality.
What makes you enjoy your work in the company? Find out why the interviewer likes working for the company (besides the colleagues he or she is working with). Listen to what the interviewer has to say. You can find out whether there are great benefits, learning opportunities, and so on.
Why is the job open for new applicants? If you’re hesitant to ask this of the interviewer directly, you can request this information from the recruiter or hiring manager. Find out if someone resigned or was fired. Look for indicators of growth and improvement. In addition, you can ask how long it generally takes before an employee gets promoted to the next level.
Has the position been open for a long time? It’s best to ask a recruiter or hiring manager this question. Look for signs that the company is in a hurry to find someone that will fill the job. If the job has been available for more than six months, it means that they are particular about finding a suitable candidate, and are letting other employees cover the job in the meantime.
How will my work be evaluated? There is nothing wrong with asking this question. It only shows how ambitious you are towards your goal. Find out if your evaluation is directly tied to compensation. This point will also be crucial in your decision-making.
Before moving forward, don’t forget to find out all necessary details to avoid future regrets.