Crucial final questions: Your turn to do the interviewing!

After a long, stressful job interview, it might seem relatively unimportant when asked if you have any questions before heading out the door.

Yet having the wrong answer, or none at all, can be potentially fatal when it comes to yourBusiness people interviewing young businesswoman in office chances of landing the position. It is at this crucial moment that your true interest in the company is gauged. 

If you’re there for all of the wrong reasons, it will quickly become apparent. It’s about what you can provide for the operation, not the other way around!

So how should this be handled? Several websites, including, The Balance and Business Insider offer guidance. Most experts recommend asking two brief questions.

Among those considered most effective:

  • What have past employees done to succeed in this position? This is a great way to get a handle on the expectations that come with the job.
  • What do you hope the person in this position will accomplish during the first 30-60 days and a year? This will give you an idea of how quickly you’d need to hit the ground running.
  • What type of employee tends to succeed here? What qualities are the most important for doing well and advancing at the firm? This will help determine whether you are truly a fit.


One Life at a Time offers a Career Boot Camp designed to bring you up to speed on the latest job search tactics and trends, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and networking techniques, as well as target company research.

In addition, we offer LinkedIn courses covering beginning and intermediate levels.

Ready to sign up? Space is limited.

The next class begins Monday, April 3 at our Braintree facility, 400 Washington St., Suite 308.

Call (781) 681-7003 to reserve your spot.

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