10 things to say when asked if you have any questions in an interview.

Interviews are awkward no matter how smooth you are. Even with the age old advice to be cool, calm, and collective there is a couple more tricks that will help you be more prepared. Most of these are pulled from Reddit users reply in the thread:

The great tip is to know what to say if they ask you,

‘Would you like to ask any questions?’

Here is the top ten answers we have found.

1. “What common characteristics do you see in people who do well in this position?”

2. “Can you give me a brief summary of your time working here?”
“Ask them their favorite aspects, challenges, overall experience of working there. You’ll be surprised how well received it is. It shows that you are interested, but also that you still have a decision to make. Plus, people like talking about themselves.”

3. “How would you describe the culture here?”

4. “Would you mind giving me a tour of where this job would take place so I can get a feel of where I’d be working and who I would be working with?”
“This is bit of a wildcard question, but I like to drop this at the very end and have never gotten a no. Chances are, NO ONE has ever asked this question, and sometimes it can really help break the ice and give you a slight edge when it’s time to select a candidate.”

5. “What do you like about working here?”
“I have done a lot of interviews, and one thing I always appreciate is when the candidate asks this question.”

6. “How did this position come to be open?”

7. “What is the biggest achievement this department has made?”

8. “What is the most impressive accomplishment a previous employee has done in this position?”

9. “How do you plan and manage projects?”
“As someone who [was] asked this question twice today (we’re hiring a lot of people…), the questions that will impress me are ones that show the candidate is thoughtful and cares about avoiding dysfunctional places.”

10. “What does success look like for this position?”

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