by sysop in Acing the Interview
by Liz Hine
What do you think is the most important part of the interview? Is it showing up on time? Answering questions in a clear and concise manner? Demonstrating your expertise in the subject area at hand? All of these are important, but one of the quickest ways to botch an otherwise great interview is actually what happens at the end of the interview.
In a recent blog by author, keynote speaker and media contributor, Dave Kerpen, he talks about The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview. And the answer is: ask great questions! Why is this most important part of the interview?
If your interview has many rounds, be sure to save some questions for each round of the interview process. While it may be true that the first team answered all of your questions, if you don’t have any questions left for the remaining interviewers, you demonstrate a lack of interest in getting to know them and their reasons for being at the organization. Don’t miss out on such an easy opportunity to see the organization’s culture from a variety of perspectives, and in doing so, help you understand if that organization and role are truly going to be a good fit for you.
What are some of the best questions you’ve asked in an interview?