You may not have any questions to ask in an interview. You might be genuinely happy with everything that you have heard during the meeting and felt that there is nothing you want to ask.
But is this always the best approach to take? Think about it from the standpoint of the employer/recruiter.
Do they want you to have questions to ask? Generally speaking, most likely.
It shows a genuine interest in the position. It can help demonstrate that you are seriously considering the role and that you have paid attention to what has mentioned to you and you have a sound knowledge of the position thus far.
Asking questions such as:
- What is the workplace culture like?
- What would you expect the prospective candidate to deliver in this role?
- Are there any challenges that may be faced in this role?
- Are there any areas of training/professional development that would make one further excel in this position?
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One of the common questions an interviewer may ask concerns why you want to work for their company. It could ask be asked in another way such as, why did you apply for this role, what do you know about the company and why should we hire you.
The meaning uncovered
This is a typical question where the employer is trying to discern just how interested and keen you really are in working for them. They are looking to see how enthusiastic you really are. The employer may be interviewing 5 other candidates just like you, so they want someone who genuinely wants the role and will demonstrate this.
Difference between “enthusiastic” and “desperate”
You can come across enthusiastic by showing interest in the position, the company and the interviewer. You will come across desperate by having a great need or desire for getting the job, to the point that it goes overboard and makes the interviewer feel uncomfortable.
How you can show enthusiasm
You can show enthusiasm by asking questions about the company, saying things like “I can definitely see myself performing well in this role” or “This position is exactly what I am looking for”. Your body language will also come across that you are enthusiastic about the role and you can do this by leaning forward, nodding, smiling and maintaining eye contact.
Author: Matthew Coppola
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