Questions you should ask at interview

Well done you have nearly finished your job interview and it’s going really well but then the interviewer asks the dreaded question ” do you have any questions”.  This is often the point in your interview where your mind goes completely blank.  You have put so much work into preparing for the other interview sections that you are not prepared for this last question.

Asking good, intelligent questions will show the interviewer that you are really interested in the job and you have done your research.

The questions you ask and how you ask them can really differentiate you from your competition. Not only this but by asking questions and interacting with the employer you will begin to build a rapport with one and other, which can only serve to strengthen your chances of landing that perfect job.

Here are some great questions that you should ask at your job interview:

Questions that demonstrate your interest in this job

  • What are you hoping to improve about the role?
  • How will success be measured?
  • How is the role perceived within the company?
  • What are the most challenging aspects of the role?
  • Is there any opportunity for progression within the role?
  • Who will I be reporting to?
  • How long is the probationary period for this position?
  • How quickly are you looking for someone to take on this pharmaceutical job?
  • What is the background of the previous incumbent of the role?
  • What is a typical day like for someone in this position?

Questions that demonstrate your interest in the company

  • What is the work environment/culture like?
  • What are the company’s competitors?
  • How is the company structured?
  • What training and development is given to employees?

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