The 4 Types of Questions You Should Ask at the End of Every Interview

Your job hunt’s moving along, and to prepare for your upcoming meeting with the hiring manager, you’re practicing your answers to all of the most common interview questions.

But, there’s one that you’re feeling a little stuck on—what are you going to say when the tables turn and you’re asked: “Do you have any questions for me?”

While it’s a great opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with the interviewer—and yes, show off—it can be scary to take the wheel.

I’m not trying to make you even more nervous, but I really believe this is an important part to nail. You want to end strong, and it’s an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the other candidates. While most people who interview will be qualified, you can stand out by asking thoughtful questions that the person sitting across from you will actually remember.

Here are four different types you can ask (so you’re sure to have at least one option that seems like the perfect fit!):

1. Ask About What Makes Their Job Hard

  • What’s a challenge you currently are facing in your role?
  • How is the company helping you tackle this challenge?

Everyone faces challenges in their job—that’s a given. So, it’s not going to bring the conversation to a dead halt.

With that said, interviewers often focus on the positives about the company.

These questions will give you insight into organizational structures and resources that are in place to help employees perform and execute work. So asking this will help you identify any red flags during the interview stage.

2. Ask About a High Point

  • What’s a great day like for you?
  • What achievement here you are most proud of?

This question complements the one above. Just like you may want to learn more about the obstacles that exist, it’s also great to learn what excites your prospective colleagues. It’ll show you a range of what to expect if you were to take this role.

Additionally, since most people like talking their successes, it’ll keep the conversation going in a positive direction—which is always a good thing in an interview.