Interviews are a tough part of a job search. Your nerves get to you, you have to prep, you have to put your best foot forward and pitch yourself to employers. You’ve come to the end of the interview and you’ve answered endless questions about yourself and why you’d be a good fit for the role, and you’re feeling pretty good about the interview. But what’s next? The employer has one last question for you….

The biggest thing job candidates can do for themselves is prepare at least 3-5 questions for the interviewer. Be prepared for when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks “So, do you have any questions for me?” To avoid struggling through a few questions you can think of off the top of your head, here are some smart interview questions to ask the interviewer hat will impress and give you some kudos for being prepared:

smart interview questions to ask

What do you like most about working for this company?

What is the company culture like?

How has this position evolved?

Can you give me an example of how i would collaborate with my manager?

What are the first priorities for the position? OR If I started tomorrow, what would be the first thing I would need to accomplish?

What are the challenges of this position?

What have past employees done in this position to succeed?

What skills and experiences would make an ideal candidate?

What is a typical day like for this position?

Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?

Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?

Jot down a few questions and bring them to interviews with you. Having questions prepared shows your interest in the company and will impress the employers.