A Few Simple Questions
What makes them come to work here every day? What do you love about your job?
It’s always really helpful to find out why the person interviewing you enjoys their job. You can understand a little bit more about the company culture and the people who work there by finding out why it’s a good place to work. People like to talk about things that make them happy, so it’s a good question to soften the atmosphere and look under the skin of the people you may well be working with soon.
When are you hoping to make your final decision on the successful candidate for this job?
There is nothing worse than leaving an interview and not knowing how long you must sit and wait for the phone to ring or the email to arrive. Take control and find out when you are likely to hear about their final decision.
How many people are you meeting with?
You have an idea of what competition you may be up against. It helps if you have all the facts when you’re home and thinking about what you said and how you came across.
Is there anything that you feel I haven’t covered, or you would like more information on?
You have an hour or so to really show yourself off in the very best light so make sure you leave everything in that room. This question just gives the interviewer the chance to fill in any gaps that they may have in their head.
A few useful closing remarks – to leave the interviewers with the very best impression
I have really enjoyed meeting with you today.
I know that I would be an asset to your team and would relish the opportunity to join the company.
It would be an honour to be part of your team, I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Good luck if you’re attending an interview soon.