What should you ask at the end of an interview?

The Careers Blog

At the interview you want to secure an offer by demonstrating that you are by far and away the best candidate. The invitation from the recruiter to ask questions is a gift. Asking the right questions illustrates your motivation for the post and the research you’ve put in.

Firstly, what not to ask.

  • Anything readily available to you beforehand or that you can find on the organisation’s webpages
  • The interview is not the place to discuss any aspect of Terms and Conditions. Wait until you are in receipt of a job offer before you ask about benefits, pay etc
  • Nothing that infers criticism of the company, or which asks for information the company is not at liberty to disclose such as ‘how many candidates are being considered?’

Once when I was chairing an interview panel I was asked by a candidate, ‘do staff members get discount at the gym?…

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