It's a query that can give an ill-prepared job seeker pause: So, do you have any questions for me?
Interviewers will judge you by your questions. Almost all employers wrap up job interviews by turning the tables and offering candidates an opportunity to showcase how well they understand the role, how interested they are in the opportunity and what plays to their passions points.
When the time comes to flip roles and grill your interviewer about the potential job, it can be tempting to ask pressing questions about salaries, hours and workload. But asking questions about vacation time, salary reviews and benefits might be red flags — and worst-case scenario, they might cost you the job.
When asking your interviewer questions regarding compensation or scheduling, there’s an imminent risk of being perceived as self-serving. Questions that are more focused on achieving results, helping the company grow and showing how well you've researched the role are the most wow-inducing. The goal is to end with a bang and leave a solid impression.
We asked managers what they actually want to hear candidates ask during an interview. Below are a few of their responses.
1. "How has [the company you're interviewing for]'s product impacted you directly?"
"This question shows that the candidate wants to work in a place where people are passionate about what they do. They don't want to come to work just to get a paycheck. They want to know how employees interact with the product and how it has personally impacted their lives."— Ragini Parmar, hiring manager at Credit Karma.
2. "How would my role affect the business in the short-, medium- and long-term?"
"First, this question demonstrates that the candidate isn't just thinking about themselves, but rather where they fit into the strategy of the business as a whole. It switches the conversation from being about what the company can do for them to what they can do for the company."
–- Erin Patterson, talent acquisition at Moxie.
Questions 3-6 and the complete Mashable article.