Never end an interview without asking any questions. Asking questions allows you to show the interviewer that you have done your research on the company and that you are seriously considering the opportunity as a career change.
Here are examples of questions you can ask at the end of an interview:
What is the company culture like?/What are the company’s values?
Asking about the company culture or values will give you better insight into what it will be like to work there. This can also help you find out how the company treats their employees and if you will fit in with the rest of the company.
Is there room for growth in this role?
This is an important question to ask if you have specific career goals or are looking for learning opportunities within your next role. This question should help you get an idea for how this position will fit into your long-term career goals.
How is success measured in this role?
How success is measured will give you an idea of what the expectations are for this position on both a short- and long-term basis. This can also give you an idea of potential raises or promotions within the company, and will help you decide if the expectations align with your skillset.
How would you describe the work-life balance at this company?
Whether the role is remote, onsite, or hybrid, it is important to know how current employees describe their work-life balance. It’s always good to hear about the things that aren’t officially on a job description—do people often work late? Do people actually take their PTO? Is there flexibility in working remotely?
Is there anything on my application/resume that makes you hesitant about me as an applicant?
Ending on a question like this can give you time to clarify any confusion or doubts a hiring manager may have about you or your experience. You can also end your interview on a strong note by reiterating why you think you would be a good fit for the opportunity and the company.
Your questions will vary depending on opportunity, company, or industry, but it is important to always ask questions. Do research on the company to see if there is anything on their website or in current news that you would like to know more about. Look up reviews of the company and see if there is anything that gives you pause that you need the interviewer to explain. Show that you are interested in the opportunity by asking questions about how you would fit in or how working their would change your life.