Should you have a copy of your questions with you at your interview?
In a word, Yes!
We all know the question that’s coming at the very end of our meeting. The interviewer is going to ask us virtually the same thing every time.
Do You Have Any Questions?
And what’s our typical response. How do we answer this interview question?
I can’t think of anything right now. You’ve already answered all my questions. Or some variance of the two.
And what happens a few minutes later, on your drive home? When the pressure of the interview is over? You remember the questions you were going to ask that still haven’t been answered yet.
Please do yourself a favour and write down all the questions you have about the company and the position you’re interviewing for. And take them with you to your meeting.
Before you attend your meeting, you should go to the company’s website and do some research to help you get prepared. And this will most certainly create some questions about the organization that you’ll want to have answered. Write them all down and bring them with you.
You’re sure to have some job specific questions about the role you’ll be interviewing for as well. And when you’re sitting in front of the hiring manager that’s the best time to ask them.
Remember this is a two-way street.
Your meeting gives you both the opportunity to get to know one another a bit better. And help you determine if this is indeed the right match for you. Make sure you ask all your questions when given the chance.
Finally, please keep this in mind.
If you don’t have any questions you might be sending the interviewer the wrong message. She could think that you’re not very interested in her opportunity or you haven’t done your homework. Neither thought is good for you.
So, please write down all your questions and bring them with you.