You did it. You made it through the phone interview and several in-person interviews and now you’re here: the final interview. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, it can be hard to think of something because you’ve already had so many other opportunities to ask questions. However, this is a great chance to show your interest in the job, and make sure the job is right for you.
- What do the first 30, 60, and 90 days of the job look like?
This question shows two things. For your interviewer, it shows you have an interest in the day-to-day of the job and aren’t just looking for a paycheck. For you, the answer helps give an idea of what the job is like and whether your potential employer has considered the onboarding process, as well as what your first days on the job might look like.
- What does the culture look like in your department?
If members of senior management are present during your interview, this is a great time to ask big picture questions about the department or company as a whole. You can ask them what type of culture they run in their department, what their vision is for their team and how that team works together or what the goals are for the company going forward.
- Can you give examples of past projects similar to those I might work on?
The answer to this question can give you a peek into how the department functions. You’ll get to hear about work they’ve done in the past and how you might fit into that work going forward. You’ll also hear about your future co-workers. That way, if you’re hired, you’ll already have an idea of who you’ll be working with and what their responsibilities are.
Since this is your last interview, don’t leave anything on the table! If there is anything you have questions about, whether about the company culture, your own involvement in the new job, potential co-workers, leadership style, or anything else, feel free to ask it! Remember, you’re interviewing the company just as much as they’re interviewing you.
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