Out of 100,000 Interviews, These 7 Candidate Questions Stood Out was originally published on The Muse, a great place to research companies and careers. Click here to search for great jobs and companies near you.
“Do you have any questions for us?”
You’ll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter’s put in the hot seat—that’s not actually in your best interest.
Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome impression.
My team and I interview around 100,000 people a year so, as you can imagine, we always take notice when someone asks a question besides “What’s a typical day like?” or “When will I hear back from you?”
In fact, you shouldn’t be afraid to grill hiring managers during this portion of the conversation. Chances are, they’re hoping you will.
To help get you started, here are some of the super-smart questions I’ve been asked during actual interviews by real-life candidates–and the reasons they got my attention.