What to Ask at the End of an Interview

By Mary Truslow on

A semi-unspoken rule during an interview is coming prepared with your own questions. 99% of the time, an interviewer will end with, “Do you have any questions for me?” If you say no, it can look like you didn’t do your research or aren’t particularly interested in learning more about the role or company.

There is always something you can ask, even if you think you already have all the details. Here are a few ideas:

  1. What do you expect from this role in the first 90 days?
  2. Can you share common attributes of your top performers?
  3. Are there any skills required for this role beyond what is covered in my résumé?
  4. How is performance typically measured and reviewed?
  5. Can I follow up with you to find out your decision? If so, when?
  6. What are the key characteristics you’re looking for in a candidate for this role?
  7. What do you enjoy about working here?
  8. What is the onboarding process like?
  9. What do you envision for the future of this role?
  10. Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?

Our recommendation is to end the interview with a few key questions that demonstrate your curiosity and interest in the role/company, while being mindful of the interviewer’s time.