It's important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.
You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you, because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.
So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer and whether your goals are aligned.
"The very process of asking questions completely changes the dynamic of the interview and the hiring manager's perception of you," said Teri Hockett, chief executive of What's For Work, a career site for women. "Asking questions also gives you the opportunity to discover details that you might not have otherwise unveiled."
Amy Hoover, president of Talent Zoo, says there's another reason you should always prepare questions: "It's expected — and if you don't ask at least two questions, you will appear disinterested, or worse, less intelligent and engaged than a prospective employer would like."
You should have at least four questions prepared in case your original two are answered through the course of the interview.Read more