By: Eduardo Alonso, Career and Industry Specialist, Career and Professional Development Services
If you are preparing for an interview, you have probably rehearsed a few answers to traditional, behavioral and situational questions, but it is important to also think about what questions you will ask your potential employer. At the end of the interview, you will most likely have time to ask 2-3 questions. This is your chance to learn more about the position you are applying for as well as the organization as a whole.
Be sure to do some research on the position and the company prior to the interview. Avoid asking questions that are generic or that can easily answered by an online search. Asking these types of questions will make you seem unprepared and uninterested in the position. Instead, ask questions that legitimately peek your interest. Think about some of your priorities and generate questions around them. For example, if you are interested to know more about your supervisor and their management style, you could ask, "How would your employees describe your management style?"
Be respectful and professional when asking anything to a potential employer, but remember they are trying to determine if you are a good fit for the company. Make the most out of your opportunity to find out if they are a good fit for you!