The final stage of the interview is usually when the interviewer asks the interviewee if they have any questions in relation to the role/company that they are interviewing for. Having some questions prepared and ready to go for this time can make this section flow seamlessly.
Below are 6 potential questions that may come in useful for this time:
1. What would be the number one goal of the employee in this role in order to be considered successful?
This will give you the core job requirements. It will help you clarify what you need to do in that role in order for you to move up and get promoted.
2. What is the reason for this vacancy?
The point of this question is to discover if there was any issues with the job or if it’s the result of a positive change such as expansion of the company.
3. Why did the previous person in the role leave?
This is another way of probing if there was any issues or problems that the previous person came up against in the position.
4. Can you take me through the organisation chart?
This is an opportunity for the candidate to find out who’s on the team, is it a flat structure of hierarchical structure and who they’ll be working with.
5. What is the manager’s medium to long term vision for the team and the open role?
This question will reveal the manager’s long term focus and also give an insight into the possible opportunities that may be created within the team and hence for the candidate who secures the role.
6. What is the manager’s management style?
Only you know what management style you work well under – this is the time to find out the manager’s approach.
There could be an issue if the manager is a micro-manager in where their style is too controlling or in contrast they may be too hands-off giving little guidance. Make sure you clarify the hiring manager’s working style and consider whether you would work well under this style.
The key thing to remember is to have prepared, insightful questions ready to ask for every interview!!