Do you have any questions that you want to ask?

In any form of interview such as that of a job interview procedure, it is normal process for an interviewer to ask the applicant to ask questions, if there are any. Since an interview is a two-way communication, both the interviewer and interviewee can exchange questions to each other. Yet, in a job interview process, the employer usually allows an applicant to ask for questions and give out comments or reactions after the whole question and answer portion is over. This is intended for a smooth flow of the interview.

As a job applicant, you want to show your interest and curiosity about the company you chose to apply. Aside from knowing company facts and information, one other way to show your interest is to ask questions if the interviewer gives you that opportunity to do so. You would rather grab that chance to ask the things that are on your mind than miss it. Yet, it is important to know the kind of questions you ought to ask.

Never Let the Chance Pass You By

Once the interviewer asks you if there are questions you wish to raise before the interview is over, do not hesitate to say ?Yes? and then ask your questions. Definitely, you will formulate questions in mind about other aspects of the company that you want to find out. For instance, you want to know if there are changes in shift schedules of the employees. Unless you ask the question, you will not know if they actually do.

Ask Only Job-Related Questions

A mark of a professional is someone who knows when to act and talk accordingly. Your questions must only revolve around the job per se and the company, nothing personal or outside of the scope. Moreover, be careful of sensitive or off-the-mark subjects for your questions.

Examples of these may be the salary figure, any office scandal, the percentage of employee resignation, and the like. You would rather ask questions such as the kind of company culture there is, flexibility in employees? shift schedules, possibility of traveling, and the type of employment offered (part-time, regular, or contractual). You can also learn more about the specific job position you are applying for.

Limit Your Questions to a Few

Only because you were given the chance to ask questions does not necessarily mean that you can take your time in doing so. Remember to keep a good etiquette especially in job interviews. Keep the number of questions only to a minimum. Three kinds of questions will do.

Also, you would know if the interviewer shows interest in you with the way he or she answers your question. Briefly answered responses, especially for open-ended questions, would probably signal a lack of interest. Always remember that these people may have other scheduled interviews with other applicants or they may have other tasks to do apart from it. Be quick in asking, and ask only the most important ones.

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  • Nov 28th, 2011

I am studying engineering in information technology branch, now I am in second year second semester. Am I eligible to get scholarship from any scholarship providers?

N. Nageshwar

  • Mar 18th, 2013

Can a Flexfiled qualifier be changed after it has been created?

aishad sayyed

  • Mar 27th, 2013

explain different hashing functions in searching technique


  • Dec 10th, 2013

I have done MBA in HR and i have 3year exp. in recruitment and administration but not in HR Generalist . But before 1 year i had to leave my job because of my marriage. and now i want to start my career again, this gap and admin exp. is giving me problem. i also have little bit problem with my English communication skills also . when i give any interview so interviewer says that you have very good confidence but because of your gap and your exp. i can not select you. we want that candidate who have exp. in HR Generalist profile. Pls tell me if nobody will give me chanse to work with this generalist profile than how can i get exp. in this profile. pls tell me what should i do to get selected in HR Generalist . because i want to start work as soon as.


  • Mar 12th, 2014

Performance Testing :

Q) How to do Manual Correlation in IBM RPT? I referred so many answers but I didn't understand that one Please tell me in a Simple way.


  • Jul 22nd, 2014


I completed BCA in 2008 but i couldnt pass my MCA in 2011,i joined HDFC bank as a sales officer (contract ) then keep on changing by jobs in 2-3 fields,but i got a job as operations manager in one company but it closes with in 8 month again i got same designation in another company but they shifted the company,when i was in last company the are mentioned my salary like 18500 Rs but they are not giving any salary slips and bank statement they are paying me by cash to escape from PF and taxes,but now am searching the job the new employer are asking payslips.
what i have to do now to get job,am in very critical condition now,i need job to sustain my life.
can you please help ...??? how can i represent this in my CV and what types of job i can try and how to convince the hiring mangers...


  • Aug 18th, 2014

I am krish,I got this question in interview and i am new for php i didn't find out the answer for this question is how to find the substring occurrences in a string without using any of the inbuilt functions plz post me the code to do this.....Thanks in advance.......

1. how do u estimate the effort in testing? (any formula or techniques)
2. how do map the requirement with test cases to ensure all are covered?
3. If sprint takes 10 day time but I have to release in 5 days but even after adding resources will no change then what should I do?

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