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Even though job interviews usually involve you answering questions as an opportunity to sell yourself and your skills to a company or organization, you also need to prepare some questions for the interviewer. Asking questions during the job interview will allow you to learn more about the company, find out if you are a right fit for the workplace, and show the interviewer that you are interested and prepared for the position. Ask the following questions during the interview to improve your chances for success.

1. What Are the Day-to-Day Responsibilities of This Job?

This question allows you to gather more information about your position. You will learn more about the day-to-day tasks, the overall responsibilities and the specific skills you must have in order to meet them. This question allows you to boost any existing abilities that apply to the job and will inform you if you are the right fit for the position or not.

2. Could You Describe the Culture of The Company?

Ask the interviewer this question to learn more about how the workplace operates. You can determine if the company’s dynamic, culture, and pace are a good fit for you. After all, you want to avoid working at a place where you feel uncomfortable or fail to integrate adequately.

3. Are There Opportunities for Professional Growth and Advancement?

By asking this question, you are showing the interviewer that you possess a strong desire to succeed within the company and are willing to tackle additional responsibility to move ahead. It also shows loyalty, since you are thinking about a future in the company. This question offers the additional benefit of allowing you to see what you need to do to succeed, as well as find out if the company values the growth and development of their employees.

4. What Do You Enjoy About Working Here?

You can use this question to get some additional insight into the company’s culture. Pay close attention to the interviewer’s response as well. If you get a generic, canned response, it says a lot about the company. If the interviewer displays genuine passion and has a response that appeals to your own personal values, such as the company’s commitment to employees or the inclusion of diversity in the workplace, then this might be a great opportunity for you.

5. What Are the Biggest Challenges the Company Is Facing?

You might not get a straight answer from the interviewer for this question, so make sure you research beforehand. This question also gives you the chance to learn about the trends in the industry, and how your skill set can solve some of these challenges. It also shows some interest in the well-being of the company.

6. Where Do You See the Biggest Opportunities for the Company?

The flip-side to the previous question, you can ask this to show that you seek opportunity already and have initiative. Also, this question indicates to you what the priorities and focus of the organization will be for the next few months, so you can prepare ahead of time. Again, this question lets the interviewer know you care about the health of the company.

Asking the right questions shows potential involvement in the job and offers an opportunity to learn more about the position. Take advantage of it to increase your chances at getting the ideal job.

Additional Resources:
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/questions-ask-an-interviewer/
https://www.thebalancecareers.com/questions-to-ask-in-a-job-interview-2061205
https://biginterview.com/blog/2011/08/best-questions-to-ask-end-interview.html
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/11-questions-to-ask-in-an-interview-according-to-a-hiring-manager/