Just getting the interview is only half the battle. After the interviewer finishes asking you all the important questions, he or she will turn around, and ask if you have any questions.

It is crucial to do your homework about the company, interviewer and the position you are applying for. It is highly recommended that you have important questions for the interviewer even though all of your questions may have been answered.  By not asking any questions, it could send a signal that you may not be keen on getting the position.

Here are some of the questions to put forward to your interviewer.

  • What is your working environment like?
  • What is your company’s Diversity policy?
  • What are some of the company’s weaknesses and strengths?
  • What are some of the short and long term objectives you would like to see accomplished?
  • How does the company view the issue of work/life balance?

Such questions would send a strong signal to the interviewer that you are very enthusiastic to know about the position and the company. And you are just looking for any job. It will definitely put you in a higher category than the candidates who do not have any or insignificant questions.